Women and CVD: Creating Awareness and Making Prevention a Priority

Creating Awareness and Making Prevention A Priority

Women and Heart Disease
Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours

Course Overview

This hour-long continuing education (CE) course on women and CVD is presented by Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic cardiologist and expert in sex and gender-based cardiology. In this course, Dr. Hayes discusses the differences in CVD presentation in women and men, covers new research regarding spontaneous coronary artery dissection in women, and highlights the role of risk factor management in the prevention of CVD.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify key strategies to increase awareness of heart disease in women and review the role that WomenHeart has played in raising awareness and empowering women heart patients to champion this effort.
  2. Describe how heart disease manifests in women, when compared to men, including the role of microvascular dysfunction.
  3. Review strategies for cardiovascular risk management in women and their individual and additive impact of CVD prevention.

Faculty

Sharonne Hayes, MD