Women's Health


Trends and Outcomes of Stroke in Women with Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

September 11, 2020

A study published in an AHA journal describes recent trends, predictors, and outcomes of stroke in patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Could Predict Risk of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

August 22, 2020

Analysis of 2500 women indicates hypertensive disorders of pregnancy increased the risk of experiencing menopausal symptoms later in life.

Testosterone, DHEA-S Levels Can Help Predict Heart Failure Development

August 14, 2020

New data suggests sex hormone levels could help predict development of heart failure in older men and postmenopausal women.

Study Details Reproductive Factors and Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Women

August 09, 2020

A new study is detailing the increased risk of coronary artery disease associated with certain reproductive factors in postmenopausal women.

Research Links Polycystic Ovary Syndrome to Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk

August 06, 2020

Research suggest polycystic ovary syndrome was tied to a 19% increase in risk of cardiovascular disease in women from a cohort within the UK.

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD: Gender Differences in Mitral Valve Re-Operation

July 14, 2020

A cardiac surgeon from Brigham and Women's Hospital discusses a recent study he led assessing gender disparities in outcomes following re-operation in patients who have undergone mitral valve repair.

Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Worse Cardiovascular Health Later in Life

July 14, 2020

New research suggests emotional, physical, or sexual maltreatment during childhood increases risk of multiple forms of cardiovascular disease.

Early in Life Hypertension for Women May Signal Heart Disease Later in Life

January 22, 2020

Blood pressure irregularities start early for women and progress more rapidly than in men, eventually leading to cardiovascular disease later in life, researchers report in JAMA Cardiology.

Image IQ: A 66-year-old woman with fatigue and jaw pain

December 05, 2019

A 66-year-old woman was experiencing severe fatigue and jaw pain for more than an hour. When she started feeling short of breath, she was worried enough to head to the ED. She vomited while waiting to be seen and broke out into a cold sweat. Until this event, she had been enjoying her first year of retirement and was rarely at the doctor. What's your diagnosis?

Case Report: A 72-year-old woman with hypertension and palpitations

November 26, 2019

A 72-year-old female with a history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and type 2 diabetes presents to the emergency department for three days of intermittent palpitations and shortness of breath. She states that she has had trouble climbing the stairs in home. She denies any chest pain, syncope or near syncope, cough or other complaints. What's your diagnosis?