WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- Obese women who have been healthy for decades may still be on the path to heart problems, a new study suggests.
"If you are obese, but free of disease like diabetes or hypertension, it does not mean you are free of the risk for cardiovascular disease," said lead researcher Matthias Schulze. "You are still at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, compared to normal-weight healthy women."
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Air pollution coupled with colder temperatures may deliver a double whammy to women's hearts, making them more prone to sudden cardiac death, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that when air pollution rose and temperatures fell to 40 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, the odds of sudden cardiac death more than doubled. Sudden cardiac death can occur after the heart stops due to a glitch in the heart's electrical system.
MONDAY, April 16, 2018 -- Women who survive a heart attack are less likely than men to receive cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that can reduce the risk of another heart attack or stroke, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data on more than 88,000 U.S. adults who filled a statin prescription after a heart attack in 2014-2015. Of those, 56 percent of men and 47 percent of women picked up a high-intensity statin drug.