Special Issue "Women's Heart Disease"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 3140
Interests: women's heart disease; cost effectiveness of medical procedures; methods of life expectancy calculation in disease population; gender and racial effects on health
This Special Issue in women’s health calls for innovative and novel research on the topic of women’s heart disease.
Heart disease is no longer a man’s disease and is the leading cause of death among women aged 35 years and older. Cardiovascular death and heart attacks can be prevented by healthy life style behaviors including physical activities and healthy diet, and optimal pharmaceutical therapy. While great progress has been made in improving cardiovascular outcomes among men in the past decades, the progress in improving women’s cardiovascular outcomes has been sluggish or rather stalled. This may be accounted for by the fact that women are still understudied and underrepresented in heart disease research, despite a recent increased awareness in heart disease risk among women. To overcome this gender disparity and improve women’s cardiovascular health, more research and publications are needed focusing on the female population, which comprises 52% of the world’s population. Thus, the current Special Issue on the topic of women’s heart disease is timely in response to the current gap in the literature.
- Emerging topics in women’s heart disease include but are not limited to the following:
- Gender specific non-traditional cardiovascular risk and protective factors including sex hormones, cardiac biomarkers, and other disease-related biomarkers
- Women- or gender-specific social, cultural, and economic barriers to access to health care
- Role of racial and ethnic background in women’s heart disease
- Health care professional bias towards women’s risk in heart disease, in particular, among young women under age 40
- Pre- and post-partum complications and its short- and long-term effect on increased risk of heart disease among women
- Menopause and aging trajectory of heart disease
- Mental health and heart disease
- Gender difference in clinical presentation and symptoms of coronary artery disease and heart attacks
Dr. Haekyung Jeon-Slaughter
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- heart disease
- cardiovascular health
- cardiovascular risk
- heart attack
- women’s health