• Treatment & Recovery

    Treatment & Recovery

    Learn about the latest medications and procedures to treat and prevent heart and blood vessel disease, including who might benefit and how well they work in women. Carotid Endarterectomy Learn which women might benefit from a procedure to open blocked neck arteries and prevent a future stroke. Medications to Avoid in Heart Failure A must-read for all women

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  • Smoking & Vein Disease Risk

    A smoker is anyone who has smoked 100 cigarettes in her lifetime and currently smokes some days or every day. You may already know that smoking raises your risk of heart disease, but the damage caused by smoking is not limited to your heart. The harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke affect all the blood vessels

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  • Race, Ethnicity & Vein Disease Risk

    What do race and ethnicity mean? The terms “race” and “ethnicity” are used to refer to people of similar cultural, religious, tribal, or geographic ancestry. However, both terms are notoriously difficult to define, and the divisions are not always based on biology rather than appearance. Despite these troubled terms, doctors have found differences in health

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  • Pregnancy & Vein Disease Risk

    How does pregnancy affect my vein disease risk? Pregnancy increases a woman’s risk of developing blood clots in the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) that can travel to the lungs, causing a potentially deadly pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism is the number one cause of maternal death in the US. About 1 in every

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  • Other Heart Conditions & Vein Disease Risk

    How do other heart and blood vessel conditions affect my risk of vein disease? Some types of heart and blood vessel increase your risk of developing blood clots in the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) that can travel to the lungs, causing a potentially deadly pulmonary embolism. Women with heart failure, a weakened heart that

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  • Sweat it Out Saturday – It’s back!

    I kind of dropped the ball on Sweat it Out Saturday/Sunday. I got the ball rolling and then I let it fall to the ground. Should we get it back up and running? I say yes! Here we go! One and only one rule – everything has to make you sweat, motivate you to sweat,

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