Navigation Links
Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart
Date:11/6/2007

found gender differences in how women "present" with heart disease and how they respond to treatment.

The first study found that two risk factors -- smoking and family history -- are associated with presenting with STEMI (ST-segment-elevated myocardial infarction) at an earlier age for women. In general, women tend to manifest coronary artery disease about a decade later than men.

"The most striking relationship we found was that with cigarette smoking. So, women who did not smoke had an average age of 71, whereas the average age of presentation in women who do smoke or had a history of smoking was 62," said study lead author Dr. William Herzog, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, in Baltimore.

(A study presented Sunday at the AHA meeting by the same group of researchers found that almost all of the risk associated with earlier age of presentation was due to current smoking, rather than a history of smoking.)

These findings essentially erase the protective heart gender gap for women who smoke. "If you compare the age of nonsmoking men to the age of smoking women, it is not significantly different," Herzog said. "It suggests that women are more susceptible to the risks associated with cigarette smoking."

A final study presented Tuesday found that women are at higher risk for adverse events following implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which monitors and "paces" the heartbeat.

"These results should not preclude women from receiving ICDs; however, the reasons should be investigated and, where possible, limited or at least measures taken to reduce the higher risk," said Dr. Pam Peterson, assistant professor of medicine at Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.

More information

Visit the AHA's Go Red for W
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
2. Eye-staining technique offers early detection for dry eye syndrome
3. Early Weight Loss in Women Linked to Dementia
4. Isolation of a new gene family essential for early development
5. U of M study: Early treatment can reverse heart damage
6. Gerresheimer to be Included in the SDAX Early Decision on Inclusion in the MDAX on September 5, 2007
7. Rock N Roll: Sex, Drugs and an Early Exit
8. Pop stars more than twice as likely to die an early death
9. Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer
10. Research says doctors gender may hinder early diagnosis of heart disease in women
11. Antidepressant shows early promise in treating agitation and psychotic symptoms of dementia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... to decline by 39 percent, according to market research compiled for the National ... from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the number ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... Dignity Health ... Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room – Gilbert, opening in August. The new ... this year in the West Valley. , “Dr. Baldwin is an excellent leader ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Constantin Vasilica, 48 from Romania wanted to have an alternative ... many years of suffering and using medications with strong side effects. This had already ... extra time off or wait longer hours in the waiting rooms. Instead, he went ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Foot and Ankle ... new associate podiatrist, creating the largest medical practice in the Mid-Atlantic region – and ... FASMA operates 21 locations with 33 doctors. , Dr. Hetal Kathrotiya-Mago is a Maryland ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... Council (ICC) announce an agreement to collaborate across a wide range of ... increasing building code knowledge among architects. , “Our combined membership, consisting of practicing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dental Association Announces Impending Reduction of Dental Laboratories Could Impact Dentists 2Health News:Dental Association Announces Impending Reduction of Dental Laboratories Could Impact Dentists 3Health News:Dignity Health Names Dr. Norris A. Baldwin, Jr. Facility Medical Director of New Freestanding Emergency Room 2Health News:Dignity Health Names Dr. Norris A. Baldwin, Jr. Facility Medical Director of New Freestanding Emergency Room 3Health News:Chinese Health Care Provider Heshoutang Now Give Patients Complimentary Online Healing Options 2Health News:Chinese Health Care Provider Heshoutang Now Give Patients Complimentary Online Healing Options 3Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 2Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 3Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 4Health News:Architects, International Code Council Ink Five-Year Collaborative Agreement 2Health News:Architects, International Code Council Ink Five-Year Collaborative Agreement 3
... Nov. 6 Those biopharmaceutical companies that are ... their business models will be best positioned to ... according to a white paper published today by ... equity firm, and Health Advances, a leading healthcare ...
... 6 Bulletproof Blog , the ... with former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives ... to effect America,s business landscape. , In the interview, ... impacting the crossroads of business and government, including healthcare ...
... Nov. 6 Allied World Assurance,Company Holdings, Ltd ... World U.S.,Nicole Baummer, Assistant Vice President for Private/Not-for-Profit ... Lines,Claims, will be speaking at this year,s Professional ... in Chicago, Illinois,November 11-13, 2009. , ...
... 6 We Work for Health, an alliance of ... released the results of a first-of-its-kind economic impact study ... passed many of the traditional resource-based industries on which ... same range of importance as some of the new, ...
... Nov. 6 The current health care debate in the ... choices and life expectancy have been suggested but seldom clearly ... year on health care for every 80 year old, while ... octogenarians have a 20 percent less chance of dying than ...
... food choices in study , FRIDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) ... choices, researchers say. , The new study included 542 male ... irregular shifts. The average age of the participants was 49, ... sleep medicine division at Harvard Medical School found that adequate ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Surviving Healthcare Reform: How Biopharma Companies Can Come Out on Top 2Health News:Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Shares Insights on Healthcare Reform and the Federal Pay Czar with BulletproofBlog.com 2Health News:Allied World's Nicole Baummer and Marjorie Thompson to Speak at PLUS International Conference 2Health News:Allied World's Nicole Baummer and Marjorie Thompson to Speak at PLUS International Conference 3Health News:New Study: Life Science Jobs Total 77,000 in Washington State 2Health News:New Study: Life Science Jobs Total 77,000 in Washington State 3Health News:Carnegie Mellon Researcher Links Health Care Debate to Risk of Dying in the U.S. and Europe 2Health News:Carnegie Mellon Researcher Links Health Care Debate to Risk of Dying in the U.S. and Europe 3Health News:Carnegie Mellon Researcher Links Health Care Debate to Risk of Dying in the U.S. and Europe 4
(Date:7/31/2015)... According to a new market research report " ... Oxide, Filtration, E-beam, Gamma), Services (Onsite & Offsite), Consumables (Indicators, ... to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, The Sterilization Equipment Market is ... a CAGR of 7.6%.from 2015 to 2020. ... ables and 37 F igures ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015 ... decades of experience, the domestic pharmaceutical industry is strong, ... manufacture products to high international standards. One ... known is in sub-Saharan Africa: Morocco has quietly become ... South Africa . Indeed, Moroccan pharma ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... PORTLAND, Ore., July 31, 2015  Semler Scientific, Inc. ... and testing services to healthcare insurers and physician groups, ... June 30, 2015. "In the second ... over year revenue growth of 54%, quarter over quarter ... of the installed base of FloChec® units of 18%," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 2Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 3Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 4PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 3Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6
For injecting anesthetics into the muscle cone. 23G x 1 1/2 in (.60 x 38mm)...
... Meta-4 Computerized ENG utilizes ... provides comprehensive nystagmus and ocular ... data storage, data analysis and ... normative data in the Meta-4 ...
Stryker Leibinger offers a variety of different Titanium Implant Systems and special instrument sets, which enable our customers to treat a wide range of indication...
... an effective upgrade path that allows users ... 200 modularity. The potential to combine two ... through a single stimulating coil. The ability ... independently the power level of each Magstim ...
Medicine Products: