Early onset of #menopause is associated with increased peripheral #atherosclerotic plaque volume and progression

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in western countries. One risk factor unique to women is the menopausal status. The aim of this study was to analyse the influence of the onset of menopause (MP) on the extent and progression of atherosclerotic plaque volume (PV). ..110 consecutive postmenopausal women (mean age 65.5) were included. Females with an earlier onset of MP (<45 … Continue reading Early onset of #menopause is associated with increased peripheral #atherosclerotic plaque volume and progression

#Pet Ownership and #Cardiovascular Health in the US general population

The 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Statement on pet ownership and cardiovascular risk suggested that dog ownership is probably associated with decreased cardiovascular risk. Several studies have been shown that pet ownership, particularly of dogs, is associated with increased physical activity levels, social support, and improved outcomes after a major cardiovascular event.. Pet owners were older, less likely to be women or widowed, and more … Continue reading #Pet Ownership and #Cardiovascular Health in the US general population