101965 - Webinar - Cardiovascular Disease in Women
- : Online
This webinar has been developed to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women.
It covers the following points:
• Prevalence and mortality rates of CVD
• Female-specific symptoms of CVD
• CVD pathophysiology in women
• Treatment options and outcomes for women with CVD
• Risk factors for developing CVD
• Menopausal Hormonal Therapy (MHT) and CVD benefit/risk
The activity will assist health professionals in providing effective advice, care and treatment to women at risk of, or affected by, cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australian women. Women are almost three times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. The high mortality rate associated with CVD suggests that it is an important area for GPs and health professionals to be well-informed of risks, symptoms and treatment options.
Women are more likely to experience non-chest pain symptoms of a heart attack than men. Women presenting with pain in their arm, shoulder, neck, jaw or back should be encouraged to have a heart heath check with a GP or health practitioner.
Before menopause, women have a lower risk of heart disease than men. After menopause, women’s risk grows and may be equal to men. GPs and health professionals are well-placed to provide lifestyle and dietary advice to minimise the risk of CVD. In women with an established CVD diagnosis, GPs and health professionals can provide advice and guidance on treatment options and outcomes.