Heart Disease in Women: How Pregnancy, Menopause, and Other Factors Affect Risk
Current paradigms about heart attacks were, until recently, primarily based on men. Doctors are now learning how different heart attacks and heart disease can be in men and women. "We know now that when something is not right in a woman, the first line of testing may not reveal the answer," says Yale Medicine cardiologist Erica Spatz, MD.Source: Yale Medicine
Blood Pressure Control Less Likely Among Those Treated in Low-income Areas
People enrolled in a large clinical hypertension management trial were half as likely to control their blood pressure if they received care at clinics and primary care practices in low-income areas, according to new Yale-led research.Source: American Heart Association
Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
A Better Way to Classify Young Women’s Heart Attacks
A new study, sponsored by Women’s Health Research at Yale, shows how a sex-specific classification system can define and group types of heart attacks that are more common for women. In doing so, the researchers have produced a more accurate guide to treatment and prognosis.
Women and Health: The Heart of the Matter
Speaking at the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” event at The New Haven Lawn Club, Women’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D. explained how women were historically not included in clinical trials. And she discussed how, through efforts by her center and others, researchers have begun to fill the gap in knowledge about women and sex and gender differences in health.
From heart to heart, improving wellness through cardiovascular research
Heart research and treatment at Yale aim to tackle some of the most urgent medical issues of our time: preventing and improving outcomes for victims of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases.
Krumholz, Spatz receive funding to develop new 24/7 blood pressure monitor
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded a $1.2 million, four-year grant to investigators at Texas A&M University and Yale University for the development of a wrist-worn, cuffless blood pressure monitoring system.
SeXX Matters: Examining the Origins of Depression and Heart Disease
In a Grand Rounds presentation in May sponsored by the Women’s Behavioral Health Division of Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Goldstein explored how sex differences — some beginning during fetal development — contribute to dissimilarities observed in the co-occurrence of major depression and heart disease that carry across the lifespan.