Women and heart disease

It’s been well documented that women’s risk for heart attack and heart disease increases after menopause and now new findings from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai showed for the first time that women's blood vessels age at a faster rate than men's.


This finding, recently published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, is alarming and could help explain why women tend to develop different types of cardiovascular disease and on a different timeline than men.

The study focused on the critical indicator of cardiovascular risk: blood pressure. High blood pressure is the predecessor to heart attack, heart failure and stroke, so this was a marker about which greater clarity was needed.

The study sought to understand how blood pressure starts to rise in humans. The research followed blood pressure rates over a 43-year period, from over 32,000 people ranging in age from 5 to 98. They looked at rates among men and women, comparing women to women and men to men. This approach allowed researchers to identify the progression and evolution of women’s vascular function vis-a-vis men’s. What they found is that women’s progression is very different than for men. In fact, women showed signs of blood pressure elevation much earlier in life than men.

Researchers discovered that a 30-yearold woman with high blood pressure is at higher risk for cardiovascular disease than a man at the same age. This information can be of great value for physicians today in evaluating women’s cardiovascular health and helping to improve outcomes into their later years.

It is well known among health care professionals that women are more likely to die from their first heart attack than men. The American Heart Association says women are more likely to be 10 years older than men at the time of their first heart attack. Once the protective benefits of estrogen wanes during menopause, women catch up to men in cardiovascular disease. Traditionally, doctors don’t start treating risk factors for heart disease in women until menopause. This study brings to light that these risks start much younger than menopause and, if taken into consideration in women’s health exams, heart disease later in life could be prevented.

This study also makes the point that women are just as much in need as men to start cardiovascular preventative habits, but women should start at a younger age. And a nitric oxide supplement should be a part of that regimen.

Cardio Miracle provides the most potent combination of ingredients that are well-known to help support the strengthening of the cardiovascular system by maintaining the agility of blood vessels. In addition, nitric oxide increases blood flow, prevents blood cells from clumping together and moderates the viscosity of the blood - all of which decrease the risk for stroke, heart attack, and high blood pressure.



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