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Women and Heart Disease

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 35 Minutes
Publication Date: February 15, 2022
Expiration date: February 15, 2025


Heart disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for women in the United States, yet there remains a significant gap in our understanding of the clinical features and pathophysiology of coronary heart disease in women. In this course, we explore our clinically relevant knowledge of heart disease in women and describe the current thinking regarding the history, appropriate diagnostic testing, and the treatment of coronary disease in women. As there are well-described health care disparities between women and men in all aspects of coronary heart disease, this lecture provides welcome additional knowledge and perspectives.

You Will Learn

  • Identify the prevalence of heart disease in women
  • List the different pathophysiology of heart disease in women
  • Identify the signs of heart attack for women
  • State the known risk factors for heart disease in women

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close the tab.

Darla Topley, DNP, AGACNP, CNS

Darla Topley is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiovascular Medicine division of the UVA Health System.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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