Reuters - "Gynecologists Are Urged To Screen For Heart Disease"
Screening women for heart disease at obstetrics and gynecology clinics may detect cardiovascular risk and head off heart problems for women who do not see a primary care physician, according to new research. Many women do not have a primary care physician but seek out basic OB/GYN services. The rate of heart-related death in women between the ages of 35 and 44 continues to increase one percent per year. "Women take care of their breasts and get mammograms and take care of their bones by getting bone density tests, but often neglect their hearts," said Dr. Roxana Mehran, director of interventional cardiovascular research and clinical trials at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and the lead researcher in a two-year pilot program that studied the issue. Learn more