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Risk for Death from Cardiovascular Disease in Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Women Suffer from Sleep Apnea, Raised Heart Risks, Too

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Spanish study also finds that breathing apparatus helps them as much as it helps men

MONDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Just as it does in men, obstructive sleep apnea can raise the risk for women of dying from heart attacks and having other cardiovascular problems, a new Spanish study indicates.

However, treating severe apnea at night with a system called CPAP -- continuous positive airway pressure -- can also help reduce the risk of heart attack deaths in women with apnea, just it can in...

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

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The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD). In CAD, plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries that carry blood to the heart. Over time, this buildup causes the arteries to narrow and harden. This keeps the heart from getting all the blood it needs. Blood clots may develop. If the clot mostly or...

Breast Cancer Radiation Linked to Raised Heart Risk

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Risk was higher for women with left-sided breast cancers, but overall risk still small, research shows

TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have breast cancer on the left side of the body and who are treated with radiation therapy have a higher risk of developing narrowing of the arteries that lead to the heart, researchers say.

A new Swedish study found that the risk of having moderately narrowed coronary arteries was more than four times greater for women who had left-sided...

Young Women May Reduce Heart Disease Risk Eating Fish with Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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December 05, 2011

Study Highlights:Women who seldom or never eat fish may be increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease by 50 percent or more, according to the first population-based study among younger women.Those who ate fish most often, especially fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids, had 90 percent lower risk than those who ate little or no fish.The link with cardiovascular disease was evident, even among women in their 30s.