International Journal of Cardiology
This study highlights that there is a link between reduced coronary arterial compliance (ability of the arteries to expand), microvascular function, and high blood pressure. Women’s smaller arteries can be subjected to higher stress which contributes to reducing their compliance.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Among people with atrial fibrillation, direct oral anticoagulants were associated with lower risk of brain bleeding and lower risk of death in women, when compared to warfarin.
Journal of the American Heart Association
Among people with coronary artery disease, women were less likely to receive coronary artery bypass surgery than men, but more likely to die within 1 year of the surgery.
Obesity Research and Clinical Practice
Long-term increases in weight and body fat percentage, specifically greater than 10kg or greater than 10% gain in body fat as well as waist circumference are associated with progressive worsening of microvascular endothelial function which in turn, initiates the development of plaque within the walls. Hence, the importance of avoiding weight gain with age as the primary means of preventing cardiovascular disease. To hear Dr. Coutinho's talk abiout what this means for women, click here.
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
This edition of the journal of Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine is entirely dedicated to Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy! To hear Dr. Coutinho's key messages and implications for women, click here. To read more on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and cardiovascular diseases, please view the publication here.