CVD risk in women all too often ignored

A US-based cardiologist has issued a call to GPs to screen women at risk of cardiovascular disease before they reach menopause.

Dr Karla Kurrelmeyer says too many women at high risk of cardiovascular disease are “already in the game” before they are tested because GPs are leaving investigations too late.

Dialogue with these patients should start when they are in their 40s so they can begin a prevention regimen that