Early intervention for Canadian women younger than 50 years may be beneficial in identifying and managing high risk for CVD, according to a review published in CMAJ.
“Contemporary Canadian data suggest the gap in cardiovascular mortality between men and women may be closing. Yet young women with [STEMI] have 15% to 20% higher rates of death than men of similar age,” wrote Kajenny Srivaratharajah, MD, MSc, of the division of general internal medicine, department of medicine, at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and Beth L. Abramson, MD, MSc, associate professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Toronto. “Whether this is related to systematic differences in care or true biological differences, or a combination, is unclear. ... The postpartum period is an essential window of opportunity for risk stratification and early intervention to prevent long-term CVD.”
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