Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/19/19
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
El Camino Hospital

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1 in 3 female deaths each year are due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack, and symptoms are different in women and men which is often misunderstood by both women and their physicians. Because of this, the diagnosis and treatment of CVD in women must have a different approach. However, in the typical CVD trial, 85% of the study participants are male further complicating the ability to draw conclusions on the medical management of CVD in women. Woman are less likely to go to Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) programs and are more likely to drop out of the program than men. Thus, do CR programs designed exclusively for women benefit female patients? This session is designed to highlight the differences in clinical presentation and present the updated guidelines on prevention and treatment of CVD in women.  We will discuss the risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and physical therapy management of CVD between genders, particularly highlighting the factors unique to women and the impact of those factors on physical therapy management of women.

 

Level of Education: Advanced

 

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