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

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