Research Research themes Vascular damage ‘Hart voor vrouwen’ (Heart for women)

Within the Radboudumc a center for women cardiology is active under the inspiring leadership of Angela Maas. Women at risk for cardiovascular disease (history of preeclampsia or early menopause) or gender-specific presentation of coronary artery disease (microvascular disease, spontaneous coronary artery dissection) or heart failure (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy) are diagnosed and treated. This center has contributed to various international clinical guidelines (BOX 3). In 2014 Maas founded ‘Hart voor Vrouwen’, a foundation committed to multidisciplinary research focused on cardiovascular disease in women.