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Coronary heart disease in women


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INTRODUCTION

This resource highlights 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 general practice nurses include the influence of female-specific factors on the development of CHD, and conditions that raise cardiovascular risk including polycystic ovary syndrome.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you 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

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

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

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.