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After menopause, a woman’s risk for heart disease and stroke increase. Heart disease and stroke are the number 1 killer of women. Read more

Menopause FAQs: Cardiovascular Disease is some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about menopause, heart disease and stroke. Read more

After menopause, our cardiovascular disease – heart disease and stoke – goal posts move. Cardiovascular disease is “the number one killer of women”. Read more

Is heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular disease) the number 1 killer of women in your Country, not breast cancer?

In Women and Heart Disease the National Heart Foundation of Australia note:

“Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australian women.

Women are almost three times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer.”

In Why Go Red the World Heart Federation also note:

Meno Martha, Heart Disease and StrokeMeno Martha, Heart Disease and Stroke“Heart disease and stroke do not just affect men. In fact it is the leading cause of death in women globally with over two million premature deaths each year: this represents more than cancer, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined”.

In Spotlight on Women’s Health – An Interview About Heart Health the Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Womenshealth.gov elaborate on:

“Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of American women, and stroke is fourth? The good news is there are steps you can take to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke at any age. We spoke to Dr. Rachel Dreyer, an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine who specializes in cardiovascular outcomes research with a focus on women’s health. Dr. Dreyer shares the basics you need to know about heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy”.

In What Cardiologists Want You To Know  in the North American Menopause Society’s Videos Series-2018 cardiovascular risk prevention is discussed:

“In this latest video, What Cardiologists Want You to Know, Dr. Shapiro interviews Dr. Beth Abramson, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is Director of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre and Women’s Cardiovascular Health in the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr Abramson discusses the latest research on weight management, alcohol consumption, use of hormones, and aspirin for cardiovascular risk prevention”.

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Last Updated: 01 January 2019 – Posted: 05 March 2018

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“Talk to your healthcare provider today to learn about your Blood Pressure, Total Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and BMI (Body Mass Index)”. Read more

“The WISEWOMAN program funds heart disease and stroke risk factor screenings that include blood pressure, diabetes, body mass index (BMI), and cholesterol…”. Read more

“Cardiovascular disease (CVD), also called heart and circulatory disease, is an umbrella name for conditions that affect your heart or circulation”. Read more

“The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health…”. Read more

“Atherosclerosis is the build-up of fatty material (atheroma) inside your arteries. It is what causes most heart attacks and strokes”. Read more

“High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms, so the only way to know if you have it is to get your cholesterol checked”. Read more

“Although the risks of blood clots and stroke increase with either type of hormone therapy, the risk is rare in women ages 50-59”. Read more