• By Joel Streed

4-29-2022 Media Only News Briefing: The rates of heart attack among young women have  increased. How has the COVID  pandemic played a role in women’s cardiovascular disease? What can we do about it?

April 29, 2022

Just in time for your Mother’s Day stories, Mayra Guerrero, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, will be available to answer journalist’s questions about the rise in women’s heart disease and stroke that has occurred during the pandemic. Often part of the “sandwich generation” (caring for children and aging parents alike), mothers are experiencing a higher stress load that is taking a health toll. Dr. Guerrero will talk about how stress affect women’s hearts differently, what to look for and ways to reduce the risks.

Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post.

Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here.

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For the safety of its patients, staff and visitors, Mayo Clinic has strict masking policies in place. Anyone shown without a mask was recorded prior to COVID-19 or recorded in an area not designated for patient care, where social distancing and other safety protocols were followed.

Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date