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Clinicians seek better outcomes for women with CVD

Endocrine Today, November 2014

As emerging data focused on considerations for women with cardiovascular disease compared with men is increasing, clinicians are working to implement strategies to better identify risk factors and improve the management and outcomes for these women.

Advancements have been made for women with CVD, as demonstrated by the 30% decline in mortality in 2014 compared with a decade ago, which was recently reported in the American Heart Association and CDC 2014 heart disease and stroke statistics. Yet, CVD — and more specifically coronary artery disease, or ischemic heart disease — remains under-detected in women, and outcomes lag behind for women with CVD compared with men, clinicians said.

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Clinicians seek better outcomes for women with CVD

Endocrine Today, November 2014
As emerging data focused on considerations for women with cardiovascular disease compared with men is increasing, clinicians are working to implement…
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