Women and Special Populations

Managing Blood Cholesterol Levels in Women

Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD interviews Lynne Braun, PhD, CNP about what the 2018 Guideline for the Management of Blood Cholesterol recommends as optimal treatment for women.

Science News

Ten-Year Differences in Women's Awareness Related to Coronary Heart Disease
Trends in Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease Following Myocardial Infarction Among US Women and Men Between 2008 and 2017
Young Women Had More Strokes Than Young Men in a Large, United States Claims Sample
Life’s Simple 7 and Incident Hypertension: The REGARDS Study
DAPA-CKD trial at #ESC20 found dapagliflozin reduced kidney failure risk and had other CV benefits

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