ACC CardiaCast: Women are Not Little Men: Exploring Arrhythmias in Women

“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. Annabelle Volgman and Kamala Tamirisa discuss sex differences in arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, as well as gender disparities related to medical and device therapies for arrhythmia treatment.

Related References:

  1. Ehdaie A, Cingolani E, Shehata M, Wang X, Curtis AB, Chugh SS. Sex differences in cardiac arrhythmias: clinical and research implications. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018;11:e005680.
  2. Linde C, Bongiorni MG, Birgersdotter-Green U, et al. Sex differences in cardiac arrhythmia: a consensus document of the European Heart Rhythm Association, endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society. Europace 2018;20:1565-1565ao.
  3. Amuthan R, Curtis A. Sex-specific considerations in drug and device therapy of cardiac arrhythmias: JACC Focus Seminar 6/7. J Am Coll Cardiol 2022:79;1519–29.

Clinical Topics: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Implantable Devices, SCD/Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Keywords: CardiaCast, Arrhythmias, Cardiac

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