Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Course Director(s): Sharon Mulvagh, M.D.

Released On: February 5, 2016 - Length: 34:47

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This tutorial provides a perspective on prevention of cardiovascular disease in women, highlighting recent information identifying risks that are physiologically unique to, or associated with disorders which are more common in women, as well as reviewing the differential impact of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in women. Sex-specific evaluation of cardiovascular risk and its management will be discussed. The overall goal is to equip the practitioner with awareness and strategies to identify and treat women at risk for cardiovascular disease in order to improve cardiovascular outcomes in women.


  • Recognize interplay of female physiologic states and CV risk 
  • Examine Non-traditional ASCVD risk factors unique to, or more common in women
  • Review Traditional ASCVD risk factors that impart differential risk in women vs. men
  • Describe sex-specific risk assessment and management
  • Recommend overall goal: Improve CVD outcomes in women


Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FRCP(C)

Professor of Medicine
Director, Women’s Heart Clinic
Associate Director, Preventive Cardiology
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


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