Chapter 5

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Genovefa D. Kolovou

Abstract

The increase awareness of cardiovascular risk factors is an important concern and may help to avoid or to moderate an aggressive management of cardiovascular events in the future. The factors (healthy diet, physical activities, body weight reduction and smoking cessation), whose modification could improve the cardiovascular disease outcomes in women, will be analyzed. </p><p> Clinical trials that involved women under treatment for dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus or arterial hypertension will be also analyzed. Moreover, data of hormone replacement therapy in women as well as in animal models will be discussed.

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