Unlocking New Insights into Women's Heart Health

underscores the importance of recognizing and evaluating various emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women to enable early diagnosis and treatment.

Dipti N. Itchhaporia, MD, an interventional cardiologist in southern California,

autoimmune diseases, depression, breast cancer, and breast arterial calcification.

These risk factors encompass pregnancy complications,

the former president of the American College of Cardiology stressed that achieving gender equity in cardiovascular disease care necessitates a gender-specific approach to assessing risk factors.

In her presentation, "Cardiac Care in Women: Emerging Risk Factors," at CardioAcademic 2023,

to encompass novel and previously unrecognized risk factors.

This approach should extend beyond traditional factors 

Surprisingly, even as little as 75 minutes of exercise per week, roughly 11 minutes a day for 7 days, can lower cardiovascular risk by 14%. Interestingly, there's evidence to suggest that this protective effect may be more significant in women than in men.

The recommendation is for at least thirty minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week.