Improving the inclusion of transgender and nonbinary individuals in the planning, completion, and mobilization of cardiovascular research
Chantal L Rytz, Lauren B Beach, Nathalie Saad, Sandra M Dumanski, David Collister, Amelia M Newbert, Lindsay Peace, Elle Lett, Dina Greene, Paul Connelly, Jaimie Veale, Cris Morillo, Sofia B Ahmed
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Transgender and nonbinary (TNB) individuals face unclear but potentially significant cardiovascular health inequities, yet no TNB-specific evidence-based interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction currently exist. To address this gap, we propose a road map to improve the inclusion of TNB individuals in the planning, completion, and mobilization of cardiovascular research. In doing so, the adoption of inclusive practices would optimize cardiovascular health surveillance and care for TNB communities.