Addressing Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Among LGBTQ+ Older People

January 2024 | SAGE and Amgen Inc

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“LGBTQ+ elders, like other older individuals, face increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk due to lifelong stressors. To support their health, we must educate, promote regular medical care, and empower advocacy. This ensures LGBTQ+ elders’ needs are respected and addressed.”

LGBTQ+ adults face unique stressors due to their sexual orientation and gender identity, putting them at higher risk for cardiovascular health disparities.