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Sex differences in Cardiac Diseases

  • ID: 5130586
  • Book
  • January 2021
  • 335 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Sex Differences in the Pathophysiology, Presentation, Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Diseases provides contemporary data on sex-specific differences in pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation and management of cardiovascular diseases, filling a void for clinicians in practice and training. Co-authored by renowned experts in the field (and guideline writers), the text presents  state-of-the-art reviews of each topic, encompassing the full spectrum of CVD in men and women. Sex-specific guidelines-based recommendations are highlighted when available. Tailored to meet the needs of busy clinicians and researchers, this text provides concise data, allowing practitioners to more effectively and holistically care for women at risk.
  • Presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art update on women's heart disease that will serve as an indispensable resource for clinicians and researchers
  • Enables readers to understand sexual dimorphism in pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and outcomes in the full spectrum of cardiovascular issues, including ischemic heart disease, valvular disorders, arrhythmias and heart failure
  • Provides concise, evidence-based practical reviews of medical topics, with attention paid to the role of behavioral health
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1. Introduction: Past, present and Future of cardiovascular disease in men and women

2. Epidemiology

3. Sex-Specific Prevention of CAD

4. Acute coronary syndromes

5. Interventions in Ischemic Heart Disease

6. Spontaneous coronary artery disease

7. Stable ischemic heart disease

8. Microvascular disease

9. Myocardial infarction with no obstructive coronary disease (MINOCA)

10. Sex-specific features of heart failure

11. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

12. Pulmonary HTN

13. Sex-specific in management of heart failure

14. Takotsubo Syndrome

15. Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

16. Sex-specific manifestations and management of Aortic Stenosis

17. Atrial fibrillation

18. Ventricular arrhythmias

19. Role of Cardiac devices

20. Sex-specific differences in peripheral vascular disease

21. Congenital heart disease

22. CardioOncology

23. Pregnancy in women with heart disease

24. CardioRheumatology

25. Gynecologic Health in Women with Heart Disease

26. Unique Features of Cardiovascular Pharmacology in Pregnancy and Lactation

27. Psychosocial Issues in Cardiovascular Disease

28. Disparity in care across the CVD spectrum

29. Dedicated care for Women: Role of Heart Centers for Women

30. Sex differences in common CV drugs

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Aggarwal, Niti R.
Dr. Aggarwal is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serves as the Associate Director for Cardiac MRI. She is a thought-leader in women's heart disease, involved in many research projects, and has authored many manuscripts on the topic of heart disease in women. Being an expert authority in her field, she provides guidance to many practicing physicians as well as female patients with heart disease.
Wood, Malissa J.
Dr. Wood is the Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Co-director of MGH Heart Center Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, and Director of the MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Fellowship in Women's Cardiovascular Disease. She instituted this 2-year fellowship to educate other practicing physicians on development of individualized care plans for women at-risk for or those suffering from cardiovascular disease. Dr. Wood is also the incoming Governor of the Massachusetts American College of Cardiology Chapter. Dr. Wood is also often cited by lay press and national talk shows, and authored books that empower women to deal with their heart disease.
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