New Cardiovascular Disease Guidelines for Women

The American Heart Association updates its guidelines for the prevention of heart disease in women. The new 2007 guidelines now focus on the long term or lifetime risk of women, instead of the short term risk set forth in the 2004 guidelines.

The 2007 guidelines published February 19, in a special health issue of the Journal Circulation devoted to women’s health, expanded recommendations on the women’s lifestyle, and changed-up the way hormone therapy and vitamin and mineral supplements and aspirin are used in heart disease and stroke prevention in women.

This new update provides the most current clinical recommendations contributed by all areas of medicine. The new guidelines also cover primary and secondary prevention of chronic atherosclerotic vascular diseases.



3 Responses to New Cardiovascular Disease Guidelines for Women

  1. wordguy30 says:

    I thought it was interesting that the full article said among other things:

    “Since the last guidelines were developed, more definitive clinical trials became available to suggest that healthcare providers should consider aspirin in women to prevent stroke,” Mosca said. “In addition, providers should not use menopausal therapies such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) such as raloxifene or tamoxifene to prevent heart disease because they have been shown to be ineffective in protecting the heart and may increase the risk of stroke.”

    Since hormone replacement therapy has also been linked to uterine and breast cancer, I think it’s important that a good, safe alternative be found to help with peri- and post-menopause.

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  2. Spirulina says:

    Fajna stronka, bede tu wpadal czesciej, pozdro

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