Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Women (JACC: Heart Failure March 2019) is organized by American College of Cardiology (ACC).
Date of Release: February 25, 2019
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: February 24, 2020
JACC Journal CME/MOC/ECME is intended for physicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease.
The incidence of heart failure (HF) is increasing, particularly among women, and constitutes a rapidly growing public health problem. The primary prevention of HF in women should involve targeted, sex-specific strategies to increase awareness, promote a heart-healthy lifestyle, and improve treatments that optimally control the risk factors for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).
After reading this article the reader should be able to:
• Identify the major risk factors and preventive targets for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in women.
• Discuss interventions to optimize sex-specific prevention of heart failure.
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