Women and Heart Disease

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about women and coronary artery disease. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

Consumption of Plant-Based Proteins Could Add Years to Your Life

Study suggests that we eat plenty of plant-based foods, while limiting red and processed meat.

Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and longevity. 

Women Wait Longer to Seek Treatment for Heart Attack, Study Finds

Experts urge women to call 911 at first signs of heart attack, based on study that highlights delays in treatment.

Obese Mothers are Twice as Likely to Have a Baby with Congenital Heart Defects

Study confirms the link between maternal obesity and risk of congenital heart defects.

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Why Women Are Less Likely to Receive CPR During Cardiac Arrest

Studies explore why women are less likely to receive lifesaving CPR when collapsing in public.
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An Update to European Guidelines for Managing Heart Disease During Pregnancy

Updated guidelines incorporate new research to minimize complications in women with heart disease.

Children Should Avoid Diet Drinks, Advise Experts

Experts can’t say with certainty that artificially sweetened drinks are safe, based on a recent advisory from the American Heart Association.

Health Literacy is Critical to Heart Disease Prevention

An American Heart Association statement addresses health literacy as a barrier to heart health. 

Loneliness is Bad for the Heart

A lack of social support is linked to poorer health outcomes in heart patients.

OB/GYNs are Critical to Helping Fight Heart Disease in Women

Experts ask obstetricians and gynecologists to help educate their patients about heart disease.

Women are Better Represented in Heart Trials but Gaps Still Exist

Female participation has increased in some heart-related drug trials but continues to fall short in others.

Breastfeeding May be Protective for Heart Health

Breastfeeding shows heart health benefits for some mothers, including those with normal blood pressure.

Women with Preterm Deliveries Face Increased Heart Risk

Mothers of preemies are encouraged to have heart disease risk factors closely monitored.

Breast Cancer Therapies Increase Heart Risks, Experts Warn

A statement from the American Heart Association highlights a close link between breast cancer and heart disease.

Moderate Exercise Reduces Risk of Death in Women

A study of more than 17,000 women links physical activity to a longer, healthier life.

Medication Adherence Remains Challenging for Heart Patients

Taking medication as directed is critical to improving outcomes.

A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Helps Keep the Mind Intact

Experts provide simple yet effective strategies for protecting cognitive health as we age.

New Guidelines Fine-Tune Heart Screenings in Young Athletes

Refined testing would save health care costs while still detecting serious heart conditions.

Too Much Salt Puts Added Stress on Heart

A recent study confirms that consuming more than 3,700 mg of sodium daily taxes the heart.

The Importance of Promoting Heart Health in Children

Experts highlight early education about heart health for prevention later in life.

Night Shifts Take a Toll on Heart Health

A study on U.S. female nurses finds that overnight work increases risk for heart attack.
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Few Women Counseled About Their Risk for Heart Disease

Most women have one or more risk factors for heart disease yet few can recall being advised on heart health prevention.
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Virtual Health Programs Could Improve Global Health

An online challenge promotes physical activity and weight loss in over 60 countries.

Heart Disease Burden Has Shifted to Southern U.S. States

The highest death rates from heart disease have shifted to the South since the 1970s.