Matters of the heart: cardiovascular disease in U.S. women.

  title={Matters of the heart: cardiovascular disease in U.S. women.},
  author={Kevin A. Bybee and Tracy L Stevens},
  journal={Missouri medicine},
  volume={110 1},
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in United States women and accounts for approximately 500,000 deaths annually. Over half of cardiovascular disease-related deaths in women result from coronary artery disease including acute coronary syndromes. This paper reviews gender specific issues in women as they relate to current cardiovascular disease epidemiology, trends in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, coronary artery disease detection, risk factor modification, and… CONTINUE READING