Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Edition #411 | August 2013
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- Discuss the differences in risk classification for women’s cardiovascular health.
- Identify sources of stress that are associated with cardiovascular disease.
- Describe the relationship between depression and coronary artery disease (CAD).
- Summarize types of noninvasive tests that can be used to evaluate CAD.
- Discuss the most effective treatments for CAD.
- Identify the symptoms associated with acute coronary syndrome.
- Summarize risk factors associated with peripheral artery disease.
- Describe indications for performing an ankle-brachial index.
- Summarize reasons for choosing medical versus surgical management of peripheral artery disease.
- Discuss the relationship between polycystic ovary syndrome and cardiovascular risk.
- Identify cardiovascular risks associated with different types of contraceptives.
- Recognize changes in lipid profiles that are associated with contraceptive use in women.
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