- Female patient blood pressure

Older women who have undergone menopause are less likely than men of a similar age to die from coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a prospective cohort study of more than 30,000 residents of 10 Southern states.

 - black woman

Outpatient care for atrial fibrillation differs based on race and gender, according to an analysis of Medicare patients who were diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in 2010 and 2011. Females were less likely than males to visit an electrophysiology specialist, receive an oral anticoagulant prescription or undergo catheter ablation.

 - Running

Half of the cardiovascular deaths in U.S. adults in 2009 and 2010 were due to modifiable risk factors such as elevated cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and smoking, according to a cross-sectional analysis of a large survey.

 - Big Risk

Women who are exposed to trauma or have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a 20-year observational analysis of female nurses in the U.S.

 - patient

Performing immediate coronary angiography following cardiac arrest led to improvements in survival among patients with and without STEMI, according to a retrospective registry analysis.