Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women in the United States; it is not just a “man’s disease.” It is a class of diseases that involves the heart and blood vessels, and includes such conditions as: hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and vascular diseases of the brain and kidneys.
- Cardiovascular Disease Consumer Fact Sheet
- Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease (2012)
- 2011 10Q Report: Advancing Women’s Heart Health through Improved Research, Diagnosis and Treatment
- SWHR Interdisciplinary Network on Cardiovascular Disease
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- “From the Heart,” Kathy Kastan, L.C.S.W., M.A.Ed., 2007
- “Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women,” Pamela Douglas, M.D., 2002
- “Women Are Not Small Men: Life-Saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease in Women,” Nieca Goldberg, M.D., 2002
- “The Female Heart,” Marianne Legato, M.D., 2000
- “Cardiovascular Disease in the Octogenarian and Beyond,” Nanette K. Wenger, M.D., 1999
- “Coronary Artery Disease in Women: What All Physicians Need to Know, ” Pamela Charney, M.D. (Editor), 1999
- “Women and Cardiovascular Disease: Addressing Disparities in Care.” Kevin R. Campbell, 2015
- “Cardiovascular Disease in Women Essentials.” Kevin A. Bybee, Michelle L. Dew, Stephanie L. Lawhorn, Tracy L. Stevens, 2010.
- “Saving Women’s Hearts: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease With Natural and Conventional Strategies.” Martha Gulati, Sherry Torkos, 2013.
- American Heart Association
- Sister to Sister: The Women’s Health Heart Foundation
- WISEWOMAN (CDC Campaign – W ell- I ntegrated S creening and E valuation for W omen A cross the N ation)
- WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
- Women’s Heart Foundation – Women and Heart Disease Facts