Center for Research on Cardiac Disease in Women

High blood pressure in women – time for action

Senior researcher PhD Helga Midtbø presented new knowledge about high blood pressure in women at the women’s health session at the Norwegian Society of Cardiology Autumn Meeting in Oslo 22.11.22. New research has demonstrated that the risk for cardiovascular disease starts to increase at a lower blood pressure level in women than men. This points to the need for sex specific guidelines on management of high blood pressure. She also demonstrated how the same blood pressure lowering drug may cause different adverse effects in women than in men.

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Helga Midtbø

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