Cardiovascular Disease in Women in the Middle East

  • Wafia B. Eteiba
Part of the Progress in Experimental Cardiology book series (PREC, volume 9)


Each country seems to have a range of heart disease incidence, morbidity and mortality that characterizes its population. Some cardiovascular disease (CVD) entities characterize the health profile and disease trends in women in the Middle East. These disease entity characteristics are linked to the women age group. In the childbearing age group, rheumatic heart disease and its related problems are the most common, and in the post-menopausal age group, IHD and hypertension are the most common CVD entities in many Middle east countries. This article highlights the results of some studies dealing with CVD in women with special emphasis on prevalence and risk factor profile in some Middle East countries including Egypt.

Key words

Women’s health Middle East Prevalence Risk profile Cross-sectional studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wafia B. Eteiba
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  1. 1.Professor and Head of Cardiology DepartmentAl-Azhar University (Girls)CairoEgypt

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