Heart problems in menopause

In menopause, a woman’s body changes because estrogen production stops. This gives women a chance that their blood pressure and cholesterol levels will rise. They can also suffer from obesity and diabetes. These aspects are all risks for heart complaints.

Heart failure often stems from micro vascular angina pectoris (MCD). The heart does not get enough blood and oxygen. Research should demonstrate what knowledge and tools are needed to discover the diagnosis of MCD at an early stage. Naturally, we also need to find out whether and which women are more genetically predisposed to this. In addition, we want to know if there is a relationship with the transition and what shortness of breath causes damage to the blood vessels.