Investment, action urged to improve access, quality and equity in women's heart health

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Investment, action urged to improve access, quality and equity in women's heart health

A woman's heart is in distress

In this Eurekalert article, you'll learn about:
  • The epidemiology of women's heart health

" According to the January 2022 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and nearly half (44.4%) of adult women ages 20 years and older between 2015 and 2018 had some form of cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure. "

  • Awareness tactics around women's health

" To combat these falling numbers, the advisory committee suggests increasing education for health care professionals. Nearly 7 out of 10 post-graduate medical trainees reported minimal to no training regarding gender-based medical concepts, and only 22% of physicians and 42% of cardiologists feel prepared to adequately assess heart disease specific to women. "

  • Call to actions to address women's heart health

" Encouraging advocacy for public policy and legislative interventions that address social determinants of health, which may include access to healthy food, public spaces for physical activity and high-quality prevention and treatment "

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