For many years CHD has been recognized as the disease of the middle aged and elderly men. Past research has mainly focused on older men’s risk factors, presentation and treatment of cardiac disease. But...
1970: Women’s experience and tolerance of cardiac surgery began to appear in medical literature
1980: Increased focus on various health issues concerning women (abuse, breast cancer, menopause, cardiovascular health).
1995: A chapter on cardiovascular disease in women was written for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
1997: The American Heart Association presented a scientific statement on cardiovascular disease in women.
1999: The American Heart Association presented a scientific statement on the primary prevention of cardiac disease in women in the United States.
2004: The American Heart Association has provided recommendations on cardiovascular risk factor management for women.
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