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Women & Heart Disease

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Duration: 5 hours

Course Summary

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in woman over the age of 20 in the United States, and is responsible for approximately 450,000 deaths each year. Women are five-times more likely to die from a heart attack than from breast cancer. Furthermore, research indicates that more women than men die from cardiovascular disease each year. This course aims to provide healthcare professionals with important information about the incidence of heart disease in women, its etiology and risk factors. Healthy lifestyle choices are essential to the prevention of heart disease, and topics related to diet, exercise, weight control, and smoking cessation will be highlighted. The latest diagnosis and treatment of heart disease is discussed.

Course Format


Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Heart disease in women
  • Pathophysiology of heart disease
  • Signs/Symptoms
  • Types/Forms of disease
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Lifestyle
  • Disease Monitoring
  • Comorbidities/Other factors
  • Psychological factors
  • Heart-related research
  • New Advancements
  • Educating Patients
  • Conclusion


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