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Women’s Health: Hormone Plays an Important Role in Developing Heart Disease

When it comes to menopause, estrogen and its fluctuations are often blamed for everything from night sweats to vaginal dryness. But when it comes to a woman’s increased risk of developing heart disease during menopause, the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), part of which is led by researchers at Rush, has found that another hormone might be at the problem’s root: testosterone.

“Levels of testosterone during menopause appear to have a role in hormonal changes that are associated with metabolic syndrome — a combination of medical disorders that result in increased risk for heart disease,” says Imke Janssen, PhD, lead investigator of a recently published study on the topic and assistant professor of preventive medicine at Rush. “These findings could lead to better preventive measures and treatment techniques when it comes to heart disease.”


 

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Rush University Medical Center offers comprehensive health care services for women of all ages. And Rush is also home to a heart program devoted exclusively to women.

At the Rush Heart Center for Women, women with heart problems are diagnosed and treated with great sensitivity and innovation by a team of cardiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiac psychologists who are backed up by the comprehensive resources of a world-class academic medical center.

At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, medical science blends with a sincere commitment to provide women with the absolute finest, most compassionate care. Specialists and subspecialists work together to address the special needs of women, from common to complex to the everyday needs of women and their families. We offer direct access to the latest innovations and options — from prenatal care for high risk pregnancies, to diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of abdominal and pelvic disorders, to leading-edge research.

For more information about other health services and medical care for women at Rush visit the Women’s Health Services home page.

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