(dragana991/iStock, Getty Images) The percentage of heart attack survivors who experienced another one within a year fell between 2008 and 2017, according to research showing the greatest overall decline was in women. Yet, a separate new survey of women shows heart disease awareness also has dipped over the past decade among those younger than 65….

(Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed a claims database of insured people in the United States from 2001 to 2014, tallying the number of ischemic, or clot-caused, strokes based on hospital admissions. People with a history of stroke…

(FreeSoulProduction/iStock, Getty Images) Pregnant women with preeclampsia are far more likely to develop heart failure later in life than those who don’t have blood pressure-related pregnancy complications, especially if it occurs during more than one pregnancy, new research finds. The study of more than half a million Norwegian women, published Monday in American Heart Association…

A strength-training class at Boston-based HealthWorks Community Fitness in 2019. (Photo by Kelsey Converse Photography) After more than a decade of driving a Boston city bus, Lorene Thomas was exhausted, overweight and depressed. “Sitting in that seat all the time, I gained weight and had high blood pressure,” Thomas said. The 64-year-old also felt traumatized…

(praetorianphoto/iStock, Getty Images) By screening for breast cancer, mammography has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives. Using the test to also screen for heart disease might someday help save many thousands more. Though expert guidelines vary, generally women are advised to have a mammogram every year or two starting at age 40 or 50….

(yulkapopkova, Getty Images) One in five women of childbearing age has high blood pressure, according to a new study that found few of these women are on a diet that could help them – and their babies – reduce their risk for health problems. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, in pregnancy is a…

(Eraxion/iStock, Getty Images) Women are at higher risk for stroke and have different stroke symptoms than men. New research suggests another difference: less benefit from a surgery used to treat carotid artery disease, a key risk factor for stroke. The disease, also called carotid stenosis, is marked by fatty deposits, called plaque, that build up…

(Cavan Images, Getty Images) Women are just as likely as men to survive after a heart transplant despite often getting poorer-quality donor hearts, according to new research. The findings, published this week in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, sought to shed new light on what role, if any, gender plays in surviving a…

(Westend61, Getty Images) When family demands affect work performance or work demands undermine family obligations, the resulting stress may contribute to decreased heart health, particularly among women, a new study finds. The study, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adds another factor for doctors and patients to evaluate in treating cardiovascular…

(pressmaster, Depositphotos) Heart disease is the nation’s leading killer of women. But paying attention to risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle can help keep heart disease at bay. “It’s an equal opportunity killer,” said Dr. Jennifer Mieres, a professor of cardiology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York. “Women in…