Cardiovascular Medicine

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MCW Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program

Although we have made great strides in raising awareness, diagnosing, and treating cardiovascular disease in women in the past decade, heart disease and stroke still remain the first and third leading causes of death among American women. Overall, cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims the lives of more than 500,000 women each year in the United States.

While deaths related to coronary heart disease are declining in men of all age groups, the same is not true for women. In fact, deaths related to coronary heart disease (CHD) in women age 35–54 are actually on the rise. The Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin was created to address the under-recognition, under-diagnosis and under-treatment of CVD and CVD risk factors in women and to foster women focused cardiovascular research.

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