FP Essentials™

Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Edition #411 | August 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #411 Cardiovascular Disease in Women

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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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