Other types of cardiovascular disease include:
- arrhythmia:when the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm
- ischemic stroke:when a blood vessel supplying the brain gets blocked
- hemorrhagic stroke:when a blood vessel within the brain bursts, often due to hypertension
- heart failure:when the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs
For expanded definitions and links for more information go to: Types of Cardiovascular Disease
Women’s Health Research at Yale and the OhioHealth Healthcare System of Columbus, Ohio, a healthcare system serving thousands of patients a year, have joined together to form our Research Core on Cardiovascular Health. Together, we conduct studies to develop strategies for maintaining cardiovascular health, and enhance gender-specific treatment and prevention methods. Our goal is to implement changes in care derived from our research findings.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit healthcare organization serving and supported by the community. It is a family of 15 hospitals, 20 health and surgery centers, home-health providers, medical equipment and health service suppliers throughout a 46-county area. OhioHealth hospitals in central Ohio are Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Marion General Hospital, Hardin Memorial Hospital and Dublin Methodist Hospital - offering acute and chronic management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. This active clinical setting provides an outstanding opportunity to collect data on patients as they seek care and determine optimal methods for treating and preventing cardiac disease.