Author Affiliations: St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Columbia University, New York, NY.
In 1960, the American Heart Association (AHA) sponsored a conference
in Portland, Ore about women and cardiovascular disease (CVD) entitled "How
I Can Help My Husband Cope With Heart Disease." Today, recognizing that cardiovascular
disease is the leading cause of death for women older than 50 years, the AHA
now routinely holds conferences about heart disease in women, and the National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institutes of Health Office
of Research on Women's Health devote substantial attention to this area.
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