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Women and Heart Disease: Incidence, Prevalence, Progress, and the Future

Women and Heart Disease: Incidence, Prevalence, Progress, and the Future

Payal Kohli, MD
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD

Recent surveys of American women reveal that approximately half still do not identify heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death among women. While mortality among men from cardiovascular disease (CVD) has declined steadily as a result of increased screening and detection and effective treatment, the rate among women lags dangerously behind. Paradoxically, the standard tools for 10-year CVD risk stratification have in the past misclassified women who are at intermediate risk, leaving them vulnerable in a time when excellent preventive measures are available.

In this podcast, renowned preventive cardiologist and women’s heart health expert Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz speaks directly to these and other critical issues in advancing CVD detection and prevention in women and offers concrete ideas to help primary care physicians take action in daily clinical care.

Women and Heart Disease: Incidence, Prevalence, Progress, and the Future

Women and Heart Disease: Incidence, Prevalence, Progress, and the Future

Links to Resources Mentioned in this Podcast

Fifteen-Year Trends in Awareness of Heart Disease in Women: Results of a 2012 American  Heart Association National Survey

Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women 2011 Update : A Guideline From the American Heart Association
 
Framingham Risk Score Calculator
  Framingham Risk Score Calculator SI Units

Reynolds Risk Score Calculator  
 

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