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Women and Heart Disease
Heart disease in women is different from heart disease in men.

Women and the risk factors of heart disease
The risk factors for heart disease in women.

Women Minimize Symptoms of Heart Disease
Women minimize symptoms of heart disease, leading to suboptimal care

Women and Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease in women is often "atypical."

Syndrome x in women
Cardiac syndrome x

How to Prevent Heart Disease in Women
Updated recommendations for preventing heart disease in women.

"Female-pattern" Coronary Artery Disease
A new pattern of coronary artery disease, mainly occurring in women, can be difficult to diagnose.

More Evidence that Coronary Artery Disease Is Different In Women
Heart attacks in younger women may caused by erosions in the coronary arteries, rather than plaque rupture.

Women and Heart Failure
Some unique aspects of heart failure in women.

What Is Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure?
Diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure occur when the heart's ventricles become too stiff, leading to impaired filling of the ventricles with blood.

Treating Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure
Treating diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure mainly depends on treating underlying causes, such as hypertension and coronary artery disease.

Postpartum Cardiomyopathy
Postpartum cardiomyopathy is a type heart failure associated with pregnancy.

What's the Real Story Behind the "Broken Heart" Syndrome?
Can you really die from a broken heart?

How Are You Coping With Dysautonomia?
If you have one of the dysautonomias, your experience might be very helpful to other people with this condition. So tell us how you have coped with your dysautonomia.

Diagnosing And Treating Dysautonomia
What you should know about diagnosing and successfully treating dysautonomia.

Avoid ACE Inhibitors in Pregnancy
ACE inhibitors are associated with birth defects in pregnancy

A Comeback For Hormone Replacement Therapy?
HRT may be OK in some younger women after all

Is Digoxin Dangerous for Women?
Digoxin may be dangerous for women

Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
From the NIH. Requires Adobe Acrobat

Ivabradine for Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia - IST
Ivabradine is a new drug that shows promise for treating inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) and other dysautonomias.

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