Revisiting October’s Insights: Women’s Heart Health – Differences?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading killer of both women and men in the US. Despite the significant impact CVD has on women, awareness, and education for women’s heart disease have historically been low. 

CVD in women remains underdiagnosed and undertreated due to the diagnostic challenge it presents, as well as the persisting attitude that CVD predominantly affects men. These gender differences have caused widespread concerns and the consideration of gender differences is of great importance for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of CVD. Early detection and management of CV risk factors and CVD remain paramount for improving women’s cardiovascular health and reducing premature mortality.