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Note: The materials provided on this website are intended for use by medical and clinical professionals. Consumers/patients are advised to not make medical decisions or take any health-related actions based on these materials except under supervision of a medical professional.

The PowerPoint slides include lecture notes and references in the notes section of the slides. All slides are referenced.

Educators may use the PowerPoint slides below in their lectures without seeking approval. Slides may not be altered in any way. Alterations are not approved by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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Cardiovascular Disease in Women - Slide Sets (PowerPoint files*)

2011 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention in Women

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women (Recommended for students or for those who are unlikely to prescribe medications for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).)

Slide set which illustrates a one hour lecture about current guidelines for the prevention of heart disease in women with a focus on lifestyle factors and up-to-date information on supplements and hormone replacement therapy.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Treatment in Women (Recommended for those who may prescribe medications for CHD.)

Slide set which illustrates a one hour lecture with current guidelines for the prevention of heart disease in women, including epidemiology, recommended lifestyle interventions, and indication for pharmacotherapy (e.g., aspirin, statins).

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Advanced Treatment in Women (Recommended for those who are more knowledgeable about CHD.)

Slide set which illustrates a one hour lecture about current guidelines for the prevention of heart disease in women, emphasizing guidelines which have been recently updated or apply to areas of controversy among experts. Suitable for primary care audiences who have significant experience preventing and treating CHD in women.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women for OB/Gyns and other Reproductive Health Professionals (Recommended for OB/Gyns and other reproductive health professionals.)

Slide set which illustrates a one-hour lecture about current guidelines for the prevention of heart disease in women, emphasizing reproductive health professionals' unique opportunity to evaluate and manage cardiovascular risk in women and to incorporate cardiovascular disease prevention into routine care of women.

Brief Interventions for Behavior Change for Women at Risk For Heart Disease (Recommended for all health professionals.)

Slide set with videos which illustrates a one-hour lecture about current guidelines for the prevention of heart disease in women with a focus on strategies to assist patients in adopting healthier behaviors.

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Learning Objectives: After completion of this educational activity, individuals will be able to:  

  1. Present strategies to assess and stratify women into high risk, at-risk and ideal health categories for cardiovascular disease.
  2. Summarize lifestyle approaches to the prevention of cardiovascular disease in women.
  3. Review evidence-based approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention for patients with hypertension, lipid abnormalities, and diabetes.
  4. Review an evidence based approach to pharmacological risk intervention for women at high and intermediate risk of cardiovascular events.
  5. Summarize commonly used therapies that should not be initiated for the prevention or treatment of heart disease, because they lack benefit, or because risks outweigh benefits.
  6. Identify the importance of reproductive history in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in women.
  7. Summarize specific motivational strategies to facilitate lifestyle and behavior change in patients.

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Slide Library of Additional Resource Slides (PowerPoint files*)

Slide modules form a collection of slides about topics relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in women. Slides from modules can be used to create a lecture about heart disease in women or be inserted into lectures about other topics (e.g., menopause prevention).

Demographics, Statistics and Health Disparities – Information specific to African Americans, Latinas, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaskan Natives. Risk Factors – In depth information about lifestyle interventions for smoking, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Update on Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy – Background information on studies about the effect of menopausal hormone therapy in women and illustrations of results from the Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement and Women's Health Initiative studies. Behavioral Aspects – Practical evidence-based approaches to behavioral change, including the counseling framework for change (access, advice, agree, assist, and arrange) and the Prochaska and Di Clemente model of stages of behavioral change (pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, transformation.)

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Content last updated: November 14, 2011.

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