June 8th, 2024

Christina Economides, MD, MM, FSCAI

PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital
Los Angeles, CA

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Women's CVD 2024 Brochure (PDF)

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the US and accounts for more deaths each year than all of the other causes combined. The rates of death are even higher in women of racial or ethnic minority. One in three women will die of some form of heart or vascular disease. However, only one-third of women are aware of this statistic and only half would call 911 if they had symptoms of a heart attack. Compared to men, women are less likely to receive standard of care of treatment for chest pain, less likely to be referred to a cardiologist, and less likely to be admitted to the hospital. It is our mission to educate healthcare providers about the impact of cardiovascular disease on women and empower them to be advocates for women's cardiovascular health.

This educational symposium will review the current epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in women, and examine women–specific cardiovascular issues related to diagnosis and treatment. Cardiovascular risk factors and diseases more common in women will be examined, including stress and ischemia without obstructive CAD. In addition, cardiac-specific risk stratification during reproductive years, an update on lipid therapies, and peripartum cardiomyopathy will be discussed. Sex specific differences in the management of congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias will be reviewed with emphasis on sex-specific differences and considerations. State of the art therapies for deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism, resistant hypertension and percutaneous treatments of valvular heart disease will be included, with an emphasis on gender-specific outcomes. This year will include a look into the current representation of women in the cardiovascular work-force and its implication on cardiovascular outcomes in women patients. Finally, cased-based presentations will highlight ongoing dilemmas in cardiovascular management, and the use of novel pharmaceutical agents and invasive techniques.

The objective of this symposium is to educate healthcare providers on gender-specific approaches in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of women with a broad range of cardiovascular diseases.


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