Exploring Cardiovascular Risk in Transgender Patients

Exploring Cardiovascular Risk in Transgender Patients

Transgender individuals face numerous health disparities compared to the general population, including elevated rates of HIV, mental illness, and substance use disorder.1 Additionally, various research findings have demonstrated an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among transgender patients, although results have been mixed across studies.

In a retrospective single-center study published in September 2021 in the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Mahowald et al examined CVD prevalence rates and associated comorbidities in transgender women referred to a women’s heart clinic for management of CVD or cardiac risk factors or for preoperative risk assessment in preparation for gender-affirming surgery.


2 thoughts on “Exploring Cardiovascular Risk in Transgender Patients

  1. I am going to like this, in support. But I don’t think I can read it. Some days I can’t read things like this, because then I’ll spend the whole night worrying about wonderful people, like yourself ❤

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