Hypertension News and Articles

Dec 04, 2020

LGB adults may be less likely to take statins to prevent heart disease

Research Highlights: Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease than non-LGB adults. Yet, LGB adults who have diabetes or high cholesterol are less likely than non-LGB adults to use statins, which help...

Heart disease risk in women increases leading up to menopause; early intervention is key

Statement Highlights: Experts with the American Heart Association reviewed current research indicating how a woman?s hormone changes, body composition, cholesterol and vascular health during the years leading to menopause (or menopause transition),...

Women found to be at higher risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men

Research Highlights: Researchers found women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with men. In addition, women were more likely than men to be older and have a...

Less sedentary time reduces heart failure risk for older women

Research Highlights: The more waking hours older women spend sitting or lying down, the more likely they are to require hospitalization for heart failure. The association between sedentary hours and heart failure was present in postmenopausal women...

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