Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease

A new report is available from the joint meeting of the Society for Women's Health Research and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, "Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Health and Disease." The meeting was held on July 24, 2002 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin and featured accomplished researchers who covered a wide range of cardiovascular issues. A report is available by contacting Amy Hoskins at 202-496-5011.

Highlight of meeting presentations include the following:

  • Jacques E. Rossouw, M.D., acting director of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, MD - Rossouw highlighted findings released from the Women's Health Initiative hormone replacement therapy trial using estrogen and progestin, which was terminated early because of increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer in women using the hormones. He also discussed the identification, treatment and prevention of known risk factors for coronary heart disease. Women and men have similar risk factors for cardiovascular disease, although the impact of some risk factors may vary between the sexes. Risk factors include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and high cholesterol.

  • Virginia M. Miller, Ph.D., a professor of surgery and physiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. - Changes in endothelial cells, which line the blood vessels, can lead to heart attacks, high blood pressure and organ transplantation failure. Miller focused on understanding how endothelial cells and platelets, which help blood to clot, contribute to hardening of the arteries and to a certain type of blood clot in the legs. She also discussed how estrogen changes the way endothelial cells respond in women and men during various stages of life.

  • Suzanne Oparil, M.D., a professor of cardiovascular medicine and director of the Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program at the University

  • Contact: Amy Hoskins
    Society for Women's Health Research

    Page: 1 2 3

    Related biology news :

    1. Differences between boys and girls show less than three weeks into pregnancy
    2. Differences in response to amphetamines found between males and females pre-puberty
    3. Autoimmune Diseases Study Shows Differences Between Men And Women
    4. Evaluation Of The Two Types Of Cardiac Pacemakers Indicates Only Modest Differences In Value
    5. Sex Differences In Heart Disease May Be Due To Enzyme That Breaks Down Fat
    6. Malnutrition Impacts Longevity Of Females More Than Males And Shows Gender Differences In Fruit Flies
    7. 1st International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease
    8. Cardiovascular system holds a key to circadian clock
    9. Folic Acid Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease
    10. How Super Are The "Super Aspirins"? -- New COX-2 Inhibitors May Elevate Cardiovascular Risk
    11. Artificial Heart Chamber And Artificial Blood Vessels Aid Cardiovascular Surgeons

    Post Your Comments:

    (Date:6/16/2019)... , ... June 14, 2019 , ... ... Oracle Cloud customer, will deliver a joint presentation with Versiti’s CIO at the ... 16-19 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. , Versiti Vice President and Chief ...
    (Date:6/11/2019)... Ind. (PRWEB) , ... June 10, 2019 , ... Improved ... in the July 2019 issue of AAPS PharmSciTech. The article was published online on ... of Improved Pharma, along with Xiaoming Sean Chen of Purdue University. , The ...
    (Date:6/4/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... June 04, 2019 , ... ... technologies, today announced the appointment of Susan Murphy as the new President of ... Life Sciences?owned by Molecular Devices’ parent company, Danaher Corporation. , Since joining Molecular ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
    (Date:6/11/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... June 11, 2019 , ... ... engagement, and Carilion Clinic, a national leader in opioid treatment, announced today they ... care. , Mytonomy recently deployed its virtual care platform at the ...
    (Date:6/11/2019)... ... June 11, 2019 , ... ... from human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-EV) are able to incorporate into human CD34+ ... a test on mice, MSC-EVs also increased the cells’ ability to lodge into ...
    (Date:5/31/2019)... ... ... For many years, the primary forms of cancer treatment have been chemotherapy, radiation ... have led to the advent of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T (CAR T) cell therapy, ... “CARs”. The CAR enables the final product to produce chemicals in the hopes that ...
    (Date:5/31/2019)... ... 2019 , ... World Compliance Seminars today announced a live ... Boston, MA. This peer recommended interactive workshop is always selected by professionals at ... off with a compendial treatment of Data Integrity fundamentals. After laying the groundwork, ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:
    Cached News: