Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, but many healthcare providers report confusion around the best screening, prevention, and treatment options for their female patients.
Heart Disease & Women
Thursday, February 13, 2020
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To combat this confusion, Columbia University’s cardiac experts are leading a day-long course dedicated to breaking down the latest in guidelines, risk assessment, and specialized care for women diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Highlights of the CME program include:
- Keynote: Martha Gulati, MD, chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona-Phoenix and recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of CVD in women
- Discussions on basic science and cutting-edge therapy related to CVD in women and in pregnancy
- Reviews of appropriate use of medications in risk reduction in the areas of hyperlipidemia, diabetes and obesity
- An assessment of screening for cardiovascular disease in women through stress testing, advanced imaging, and blood pressure monitoring
- Talks on Identifying specific vascular diseases such as fibromuscular dysplasia, vasospasm and coronary artery dissection in women from diagnosis to treatment
- An examination of pregnancy and menopause-related heart disease in women