ACC CardiaCast: Women are Not Little Men: Reproductive Risk Factors and Long-Term CVD Risk

“Women are Not Little Men” is a new podcast series within CardiaCast designed for cardiovascular health providers to increase awareness of sex-based differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to improve the clinical care of women with CVD. “Women are Not Little Men” is hosted by Drs. Emily Lau and Niti Aggarwal, nationally renowned experts in women’s CVD and members of the American College of Cardiology CVD in Women Committee. In this episode, Drs. Kathryn Lindley and Erin Michos discuss unique female-specific CVD risk factors across a woman’s lifespan, including adverse pregnancy outcomes and menopause.

Related References:

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Clinical Topics: Prevention

Keywords: CardiaCast, Women

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