Women's Health

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?

Prevalence of Hypertension in Pregnancy Spikes Over Last Four Decades

September 18, 2019

The number of pregnant women who develop hypertension during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the U.S. since 1979, especially among black women, with advanced maternal age contributing to this upward trend, say researchers writing in Hypertension this month.

An Incidental EKG Finding

May 20, 2019

A 42-year-old female with no significant past medical history presents to the emergency department for two days of constant non-pleuritic, non-exertional, non-radiating chest pain associated with feeling light-headed. What is the diagnosis?

Mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy: To treat or not to treat?

July 21, 2015

The debate over which approach most benefits mother and baby still rages.