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Cardiovascular Disease in Women 

Submission deadline: 30 March 2022
Special Issue Editor
  • Jane A. Leopold
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Interests: Cardiovascular disease in women; Microvascular dysfunction; Vascular reactivity; Vascular calcification
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women despite advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Although cardiovascular diseases have been well studied in men, it is now recognized that there are important sex-based differences and not all findings are applicable to women. This has led to a resurgence of interest in identifying contributors to cardiovascular diseases in women as well as guide pharmacotherapeutic and percutaneous or surgical interventions to improve clinical outcomes. This special issue highlights the state-of-the-art in our understanding of cardiovascular diseases in women with a focus on epidemiology and social determinants of cardiovascular health and disease; pregnancy and cardiovascular disease as well as the effect of pregnancy-related complications on future disease; the role of comorbidities on symptoms, presentation, and treatment selection; and sex-based differences in treatment and clinical outcomes of cardiovascular diseases in women. These issues impact chest pain syndromes and coronary artery diseases, valvular heart disease, peripheral artery and cerebrovascular diseases, and pulmonary vascular diseases. 

Dr. Jane A. Leopold

Guest Editor

Cardiovascular disease in women
Acute coronary syndromes
Myocardial infarction
Percutaneous coronary intervention
Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
Peripheral arterial disease
Cerebrovascular disease
Pulmonary vascular disease
Social determinants of health
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