Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of women globally1. When it comes to CVD, men and women are not equal with regards to risk factors, symptoms of acute events, survival after acute events, and even seeking or being prescribed the appropriate care. Cardiovascular disease affects women and men equally, yet many women still believe they are at greater risk from cancer than heart disease.2
The Women & Cardiovascular Disease Webpage
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has launched several resources to highlight the unique features of CVD and women including a webpage and educational webinar. The Women and CVD webpage features educational information including
· Risk factors for CVD that are higher in women or unique to women
· Differences in the presentation of a heart attack between men and women
· Outcomes for women after a heart attack
· Guidelines for a healthy heart.
Additionally, visitors can learn about the global prevalence of CVD and about the blood tests commonly used in risk assessment of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at www.siemens.com/her-heart
Educational Webinar: Unique Features of Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women
Siemens is offering an educational webinar to learn from an expert how, when it comes to CVD, men and women are not equal with regards to risk factors, symptoms of acute events, survival after acute events, and even seeking or being prescribed the appropriate care.
Led by Malissa J. Wood M.D. Co-Director, Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, Boston, MA. Attendees of this webinar will:
Know the global burden of CVD among women.
Understand the risk factors of CVD and how gender differences influence these risks.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of acute events, such as MI.
Identify the critical role that laboratory testing can play throughout the continuum of CVD.
Register for this educational webinar at www.meetme.net/her-heart . This program has been designated for 1.0 PACE continuing education credit.*
View the Women and CVD Times Square Video Message
Throughout the month of February 2013, in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, Siemens launched a Women and CVD video message on the ABC-TV SuperSign in New York’s Times Square. The message featured important statistics about heart disease in women. View the sign on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/9DvdnMKqo_s
*There is a charge of $10.00 plus local tax for each half or full hour of CE credit. Purchase of CE credit is optional. Non-accredited participation in Siemens educational offerings and programs remains complimentary.
http://gamapserver.who.int/gho/interactive_charts/women_and_health/causes_death/ chart.html; accessed 11/27/12
http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/en/cvd_atlas_12_women.pdf; accessed 11/27/12