Cardiovascular diseases encompasses conditions of the heart and blood vessels. The term includes heart disease, the number one cause of death in women. READ MORE

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis occurs when your arteries narrow and become less flexible, which happens when plaque collects on the inner walls. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is a major women's health issue. One in three Americans has high cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. READ MORE

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High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the amount of force your blood exerts against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when your blood pressure is elevated over time. Left untreated, it can damage your small blood vessels and organs and lead to heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and circulatory problems. READ MORE

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Stroke

A stroke—also referred to as a brain attack—occurs when a part of the brain is injured by a disturbance to its blood supply. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

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The Sex of Your Cells Matters When It Comes to Heart Disease

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Heart to Heart: How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Heart Health Throughout Your Life

Complications during pregnancy are far from temporary when it comes to your health, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk

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Bystander CPR Saved My Husband’s Life

A stranger’s actions helped my husband beat the odds and survive sudden cardiac arrest

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