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Progress and Challenges in the Care of Women with Cardiovascular Disease

12:30-1:00 pm CST
June 21st, 2017

Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3) welcomes Dr. Marla Mendelson, MD, a cardiologist at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, for a webinar on  "Progress and Challenges in the Care of Women with Cardiovascular Disease".

Dr. Mendelson will discuss sex and gender in medicine, giving a historical perspective. She will describe how sex and gender have factored into cardiovascular research and what it means for clinical practice. How reproductive issues affect cardiovascular risk will be covered, as will identification of future risk in women. Q&A follows the presentation.

Target Audience:  This webinar is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Objectives:  Following the completion of this learning session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the manifestations of cardiac disease in women
  • Identify etiology of acute and ischemic events in women
  • Recognize that hypertension in pregnancy can be a risk factor for future cardiovascular disease (CVD)
  • Differentiate gender-specific aspects of CVD
  • Apply this information to professional practice

About the speaker:
Dr. Marla Mendelson is a cardiologist at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at Feinberg School of Medicine who founded and directs the Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Heart Disease and Pregnancy, and Northwestern Adult Congenital Heart and Marfan Center. Her research has focused on preconception evaluation of pregnancy in women with heart disease and gender-based outcomes of cardiac surgery.

Dr. Mendelson founded the Northwestern Adult Congenital Heart Center over 25 years ago as a joint program between Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Please click here for complete information on CE credits


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