Though women and men are different, women benefit from the same types of treatment for cardiovascular disease as men, when appropriately applied. This is not to say that treatment should be “one size fits all” for women and men, but that the same kinds of treatment are effective. In fact, every cardiovascular disease patient is very individual, and the treating physician will use professional practice guidelines and experience to create a treatment plan that works with that patient’s medical needs and quality of life expectations.
The range of treatment options include:
As more women enroll in clinical trials and other studies, more information should emerge about how to best treat women and reduce the higher percentage of complications in women from cardiovascular procedures compared to men.
You can learn more about the various forms of heart disease and how they may develop in women.