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Coronary heart disease in women

Coronary heart disease in women

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Time to Complete

1 hour


March 11, 2016


March 12, 2019

Programme Description

Dr Carolyn Webb and Professor Peter Collins highlight common presenting symptoms in women with coronary heart disease (CHD) and reflects on the need to take a careful gynaecological history. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the influence of female-specific factors on the development of CHD, and conditions that raise cardiovascular risk including polycystic ovary syndrome.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider the degree to which presenting symptoms of CHD may differ in men and women

  • Take a careful medical history including a gynaecological history

  • Be aware of the raised risk of CHD associated with polycystic ovary syndrome and pregnancy disorders such as pre-eclampsia

  • Advise women on lifestyle changes for CHD prevention
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Carolyn Webb
    Research fellow in vascular biology
    National Heart and Lung Institute
    Imperial College London

    Professor Peter Collins
    Professor of clinical cardiology
    National Heart and Lung Institute
    Imperial College London
    Department of Cardiology
    Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

    Test author
    Dr Louise Newson
    West Midlands


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