Cardiac health: women need to be treated differently

Renowned cardiologist Angela Maas tells Isla Whitcroft migraines and early menopause are risky for female hearts

Still now, she says, too many women are themselves unaware of the danger of heart disease, often considering it to be a ‘man’s condition’, even though it is by far the biggest killer of older people of both sexes


Professor Angela Maas will never forget the moment she realised that she was failing her female patients. It was the early Nineties, and she was treating a woman who had typical symptoms of heart disease – shortness of breath, fatigue, sporadic chest...

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