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Cardiovascular Disease in WomenModule IX: Presentation Resources and Internet Resources
Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women
Objectives • To present strategies to assess and stratify women into high risk, at risk, and optimal risk categories for cardiovascular disease • To summarize lifestyle approaches to the prevention of cardiovascular disease in women
Objectives • To review evidence-based approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention for patients with hypertension, lipid abnormalities, and diabetes • To review an evidence-based approach to pharmacological risk intervention for women at risk for cardiovascular events
Objectives • To summarize commonly used therapies that shouldnot be initiated for the prevention or treatment ofheart disease, because they lack benefit, or becauserisks outweigh benefits
The Heart Truth Professional Education Campaign Website http://www.womenshealth.gov/hearttruth
Internet Resources: Smoking Cessation http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco/treating_tobacco_use.pdf Source: Mosca 2004
Internet Resources: Mercury Levels in Seafood Species http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/Product-SpecificInformation/Seafood/FoodbornePathogensContaminants/Methylmercury/ucm115644.htm Source: US EPA, DHHS
Internet Resources: Clinical Guidelines on Obesity Treatment http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_home.htm Source: Mosca 2004
Internet Resources: JNC 7 Report on Hypertension http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/ Source: NHLBI
Internet Resources: DASH Diet for the Treatment of Hypertension http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/index.htm Source: Mosca 2004
Internet Resources: Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes http://www.diabetes.org Source: Mosca 2004
Internet Resources: American Heart Association Statement on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/115/1/114
Internet Resources: Absolute CHD Risk Calculation http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/atpiii/calculator.asp
Conclusions • Gender differences exist in diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of CHD • Knowledge of gender differences is essential for appropriate therapy • Evidence-based guidelines provide a new framework for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women