Heart disease in women:
Few recent static's:
Current statistics reveal significant differences in between men and women in survival following a heart attack. For example, 42 percent of women who have heart attacks die within a year compared with 24 percent of men. The reasons for this are not well understood as the explanation accepted by many is that women tend to get heart disease about 10 years later in her life compared with men, and they are more likely to have coexisting chronic conditions. However the recent research also has shown that women may not be diagnosed or treated as aggressively as men and their symptoms may be very different from those of men who are having a heart attack, new studies indicate that men and women react to drugs prescribed for heart disease and other women. Differences between white and black women in heart disease mortality are substantial. Deaths due to heart disease are about 2\3 higher among black women than among white women.
Women have a higher prevalence then men:
Researchers examined the available evidence on the utility of blood pressure (BP) monitoring outside of the clinic setting. Although they found some support for the use of ambulatory BP monitoring in general, the evidence was insufficient to compare clinic BP monitoring with BP monitoring elsewhere. Evidence on BP monitoring among population subgroups was rarely stratified by race or sex, the only notable subgroup finding was a higher prevalence of white-coat hypertension in women. However, the evidence was insufficient to determine whether the risks associated with white-coat hypertension are sufficiently low to consider withholding drug therapy in this large subgroup of hypertensive patients.
Heart attack outcomes and a woman's age:
In editorial study findings on male and female mortality rates after heart attack the researcher notes that the interaction of age and sex remains a significant predictor of heart attack-related death even after adjustment for demographic factors, clinical characteristics and inpatient cardiac care. The study reported an 11 percent 2-year mortality rate for women before age 60 vs. 7 percent for men and a lower mortality rate for women after age 79 that is 46 vs. 51 percent for men.
Different types of heart disease:
Canine Heart Disease:
Be Your Dogs Best Friend: Heart disease affects an estimated 15% of dogs. Thus making it the second most common cause of death after cancer in Dogs. The common problem is Congestive Heart failure in canines this can lead to death. Heart...
Causes of Heart Disease
to the World Health Organization the cardiovascular disease causes 12 million deaths in the world each year. This disease is responsible for half of all deaths in the United States and to other developed countries as it is a main cause of death in...
Effects of Heart Disease:
flow of your blood to your heart the results can be very serious. Angina occurs when the arteries that supply blood to heart are severely blocked. Although scary, angina does not cause any permanent damage. A heart attack occurs when the arteries...
Feline heart disease:
The feline heart like the human heart is a dual pump. Blood is returned from the cat's circulatory system to its right side of the heart that pumps it through the pulmonary arteries to the lungs for oxygenation. The left side of the heart receives...
Heart disease caused due to smoking
over the world. Cigarette smokers have a very higher risk of developing a number of chronic disorders. They include fatty buildups in arteries, several types of cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Atherosclerosis, buildup of fatty...
Information on heart disease:
What do you mean by heart disease? Heart disease is a cardiovascular disease that affects the function of heart to circulate fresh oxygenated blood to the cells in the body. Heart disease can be a cause of any disorder or disability in...
Ischaemic heart disease:
Ischaemic heart disease is a medical term commonly known as Coronary artery disease of the heart. It is a malfunction of the coronary artery caused that supply less or no blood to the heart. Coronary artery disease or ischaemic heart disease is one...
Ischemic heart disease:
A Different Kind of Heart Ache Remember that pain in your heart… the one you had when you first saw your partner? The slow throb when he or she was hesitating to say yes to your proposal? Those are wonderful things that happen to your heart...
Obesity and heart disease
Obesity is an alarmingly growing problem in the developed world. Sometimes it makes one sit up and wonder, "Is this the price we pay for development". By definition, obesity means simply being overweight. However, the interpretation of this is...
Stop Heart Disease:
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the term used to describe the gradual narrowing of the coronary arteries. Today we know about the major controllable risk factors for coronary artery disease. A risk factor merely increases the probability of...
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