Did you know that cardiovascular disease kills more women than men? The medical community has been developing therapies to combat male-pattern heart disease for 50 years. Alas, research and treatment for women lags decades behind. Dr. Noel Bairey Merz candidly explains the reasons for this disparity and discusses the changes afoot. getAbstract recommends her illuminating, impassioned lecture to cardiologists and to all at-risk women.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why more women than men are dying from cardiovascular disease in the United States and
- What research has discovered about female-pattern heart disease.
About the Speaker
Noel Bairey Merz, MD, is the director of the Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.
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Brookings Institution Press, 2018