(Westend61 via Getty Images) More than one-third of people who have a clot removed from a major blood vessel in the brain after a stroke return to work within three months, according to a new study from Germany. But women were half as likely to do so as men. The study, published Thursday in the…

(Prostock-Studio/iStock via Getty Images) Following a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy may lower the risk for preeclampsia, a blood pressure-related complication that can be fatal, new research shows. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found Black women, who are at higher risk for preeclampsia than their white peers, had the…

(Sebastian Kaulitzki/Science Photo Library, Getty Images) Women with high blood pressure conditions during pregnancy may face double the risk for kidney disease within several years after giving birth, according to a new study that finds the risk climbs to nearly fourfold for women who already had high blood pressure before pregnancy. The study, published Friday…

(blueshot/iStock, Getty Images) A category of infertility treatments growing in popularity among older women may increase the risk for complications, especially if the mother has pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors, according to new research. The study, which analyzed the risk for complications in women who conceived using assisted reproductive technology – ART – published Tuesday in…

(Longhua Liao/Moment, Getty Images) Sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment – traumatic and common experiences for U.S. women – may increase the long-term risk of developing high blood pressure, according to new research. “Reducing sexual violence against women, which is important in its own right, may also provide a strategy for improving women’s lifetime cardiovascular…

(mheim3011/iStock, Getty Images) Women who develop a type of high blood pressure during pregnancy show signs of damage to the small blood vessels in the eye by middle age, according to new research. The findings suggest small vessel, or microvascular, disease may account for their increased risk of heart disease later in life. Preeclampsia –…

Susan Lucci reveals she had another cardiac incident in January. (Photo by Justice Apple) After years of advocating for women’s heart health, Susan Lucci wasn’t taking her own advice. One night in January, discomfort was radiating around her rib cage. She was short of breath. Something definitely wasn’t right. But it was late in the…

(PeopleImages/iStock, Getty Images) Pregnant women in the U.S. who face adverse social conditions where they live, work, learn and play are at higher risk for poor heart health, a new study suggests. That can lead to early cardiovascular disease and death – and it can affect their children’s health, said senior study author Dr. Khurram…

(Malte Mueller, Getty Images) Broken heart syndrome, a life-threatening condition whose symptoms mimic a heart attack, is on the upswing, according to new research that shows the sharpest increases among women 50 and older. Published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the study examined 135,463 cases of broken heart syndrome in U.S….

(Johner Images, Getty Images) Long-term exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise may raise the risk of developing heart failure, especially among former smokers and people with high blood pressure, according to a large study of Danish women. As the level of exposure to road noise and two common air pollutants – fine particulate…