Cardiovascular diseases in women: new insights
18 January 2018
If research results for men and women are swept together, you will fail to spot relevant information for detecting heart diseases at an early stage. This is evident from the PhD research conducted by Aisha Gohar with the support of the Heart Foundation.
Aisha, PhD student at the Julius Center, obtained her doctoral degree on January 16, 2018 in the University Hall in Utrecht. She discovered new differences between men and women with arterial calcification and heart failure. She also demonstrates that heart research often neglects differences between men and women.
1 in 7 studies
Only 15% of the 360 studies that Aisha reviewed, considered male-female differences. That is less than 1 in 7 studies. These studies concerned substances in the blood (biomarkers) that signal the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This low percentage has consequences for men as well,...