Cardiovascular Health: A Woman’s Issue?

Prior to engaging in this discussion, read Chapter 6 in your text, watch the Noel Bairey Merz: The Single Biggest Health Threat Women Face and the Go Red for Women Presents: ‘Just a Little Heart Attack’videos, and review the Instructor Guidance.

Analyze the new research indicating that heart disease may affect females more than males and comment upon how gender impacts our behaviors related to disease. How has the fact that most prior research has studied heart disease in males changed the ways in which women perceive the risks of heart disease and heart attacks?  Considering the videos, using Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model, what sociocultural beliefs contribute to the increased risk for heart attacks in women?  Provide a statement from at least one of the required and/or recommended resources that supports your reasoning.

Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words with at least one scholarly source beyond your textbook.

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