New Research

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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.

Friday, June 22, 2018

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.