FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Heart attacks are misdiagnosed more often in young women than in men, and one key way to change that, researchers say, is to think differently about how symptom can manifest.
For decades, women have been evaluated by a protocol geared toward men. "The historic failings of cardiology to take a balanced approach to research have led to fundamental flaws in the care for women with heart disease and has cost the lives of many women," according to a 2019 editorial in the medical journal The Lancet.
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- All new mothers should know the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, even if they don't have a history of the condition, researchers say.
It's not uncommon for high blood pressure to occur after childbirth. If the high blood pressure isn't treated, women can be at risk for stroke and other serious problems. In some cases, it can result in death.