Ischemic heart disease in women: a focus on risk factors.

@article{Mehta2015IschemicHD,
  title={Ischemic heart disease in women: a focus on risk factors.},
  author={Puja K Mehta and Janet Wei and Nanette K Wenger},
  journal={Trends in cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={140-51}
}
Heart disease remains a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in women in the United States and worldwide. This review highlights known and emerging risk factors for ischemic heart disease (IHD) in women. Traditional Framingham risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, smoking, as well as lifestyle habits such as unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle are all modifiable. Health care providers should be aware of emerging cardiac risk factors in women such as adverse… CONTINUE READING
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