History at Heart

American Heart Association News looks at what we've learned about heart and brain health over the past century, and what’s next.

The slowly evolving truth about heart disease and women

Feb 9, 2024

For most of the 20th century, heart disease was considered a man’s disease. While research over the past several decades has shown it to be as big a threat – if not bigger – to women, prevention, diagnostic and treatment gaps remain.