Treating and caring for our queen of hearts women and heart disease – Local experience and issues of care


This discussion will highlight which patients should be referred to and provide insights into expected outcomes for these women and the need to address their post interventional care

Learning objectives

  • CVD is leading death in women as CV risk increases after menopause
  • Risk factors for women include the traditional risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome and smoking, as well as a few gender specific risk factors mainly related to pregnancy and menopause
  • The presentation of and the diagnostic work-up may not be ‘typical’ –note the atypical presentations and the diagnostic pitfalls
  • The therapies for the treatment of ACS is well established and do not differ for men and women –ensure that your female patients get the same well researched evidence-based therapies as their male counterparts –many of which are life-saving

Webinar held on 15 August 2023

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