Socioeconomic barriers impact women’s cardiovascular health early in life

Socioeconomic barriers unique to women, including inadequate access to contraception, postpartum follow-up and maternity leave, set women’s cardiovascular health back early in life and can result in heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in at-risk populations later in life, according to a review paper from the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee and Health Equity Taskforce published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.