Webinar Title: Never Too Early, Never Too Late: Cardiovascular Health for Women Throughout the Lifespan
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Times: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. CDT
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. MDT
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. PDT
Learning Pathway: General Cardiology: Prevention/Risk Factor Modification
Women have contact with the health care system at important touch points throughout the lifespan. These clinical encounters during the childbearing years, in the perimenopausal period and in later life present opportunities that could be leveraged to include, and, when indicated, focus on CVD risk reduction. The Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women 2011 Update (A Guideline From the American Heart Association) highlights the fact that women who have had pregnancy complications are at increased risk of CVD. The goal for this session will be to explore the options for clinicians to optimize these opportunities in their clinical practice settings and as important, to champion them with their colleagues in the primary care and womens health fields.
The overall goal of this course is to enhance knowledge and ultimately increase competency in the management of cardiovascular disease in women.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
Summarize the evidence that gestational diabetes, pregnancy-associated hypertension and preeclampsia predict future CVD risk
Cite the prevalence of hypertension in women vs. men throughout the lifespan
Identify sex differences with regard to tobacco use and cessation
Summarize the impact (in women) of physical activity level on cardiovascular risk
Describe successful cardiovascular health improvement programs targeted to women in a variety of age cohorts
This course is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians/nutritionists and other healthcare providers interested in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.
This webinar is co-sponsored/co-provided by the American College of Cardiology and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association in collaboration with the Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness. Support for this activity is provided by
This online educational activity is offered free of charge.
Invite your colleagues!