Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability for women in the United States. Most of the risk factors for CVD and benefits of risk reduction are similar in women and men with some risk factors varying in magnitude and other risk factors unique in women. Even though heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality in women, healthy life style changes in addition to modification of traditional risk factors for CVD can impact positively on the incidence of CVD. Inspite of known benefits, CVD risk reduction strategies are underused. Prevention and treatment strategies in women need to be more aggressive. The CVD risk factors in women and benefits of risk factor modification are reviewed here.
Key wordsCardiovascular Disease Women Risk Factors Prevention
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