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Promoting Risk Identification and Reduction of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Through Collaboration With Obstetricians and Gynecologists

A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Brown, Haywood L.; Warner, John J.; Gianos, Eugenia; Gulati, Martha; Hill, Alexandria J.; Hollier, Lisa M.; Rosen, Stacey E.; Rosser, Mary L.; Wenger, Nanette K. on behalf of the American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: October 2018 - Volume 73 - Issue 10 - p 574–576
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000600
GYNECOLOGY: OFFICE GYNECOLOGY

(Abstracted from Circulation 2018;137(24):e843–e852)

Many traditional atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity, may affect women more than men and in many cases more severely. Cardiovascular mortality is greater in women than in men.

American Heart Association, Inc., Dallas, TX; and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC

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