Women's mental health impacts heart health, especially under 50

The Washington Post June 11, 2024, 12:00 PM UTC

Summary: Women's mental health significantly impacts heart health. Studies show depression and anxiety increase cardiovascular risk factors in women, especially under 50. Stress can lead to heart conditions like Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Women's smaller blood vessels and unique plaque distribution make detection and treatment challenging. Lifestyle changes, social support, and early prevention are crucial for women's heart health. Addressing mental health can reduce cardiovascular risk and improve outcomes.

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