The Disproportionate Burden of Heart Failure in Women: Advances & Expert Perspectives to Improve Diagnosis & Treatment
The prevalence of heart failure (HF) is greater in women compared to men; however, significant gaps exist in the management of women with this condition. Compared to men, women with HF receive suboptimal guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), including medications, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, ventricular assist devices, or heart transplant. Additionally, despite a higher HF symptom burden, women are frequently misdiagnosed and also underrepresented in HF clinical trials, which further exacerbates these gaps. In recent years, significant advances in the prevention and treatment of HF across the ejection fraction spectrum have been made, all with the potential to alter treatment paradigms now and in the future.
In this activity, experts review some of these gaps, as well as discuss how to apply the recent advances to improve the care of women with HF. To walk you through these updates, this interactive infographic activity utlizes high-impact visuals, as well as added expert perspectives, all designed to help you engage with the content better.
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of U.S. based endocrinologists, cardiologists, internists, primary care clinicians, obstetricians, pharmacists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Discuss the burden of HF in women, as well as differences in HF etiology and risk factors.
- Recognize the differences in HF symptom presentation in women in order to identify HF in a timely manner.
- Summarize important differences and considerations for the application of GDMT in women with HF.
- Review the efficacy and safety of new and emerging therapies for the treatment of women with HFrEF or HFpEF.
- Individualize therapy for women with HFrEF or HFpEF according to evidence-based strategies and patient specific risk factors.
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Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC, FASPC (Chair)
Professor of Medicine
Director, Step Family Foundation Cardiac
Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
Dr. Taub discloses the following:
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Amgen, Bayer, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Esperion therapeutics, Medtronic, Novartis, Novo-Nordisk, Sanofi
Honororia: Epirium Bio
Contracted Research: Applied Therapeutics
Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Kittleson has nothing to disclose.
Barry H. Greenberg, MD
Director, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program
University of California
San Diego, CA
Dr. Greenberg discloses the following:
- Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): AstraZeneca, Bayer, Cytokinetics, Ionis, Merck, Tenaya
- Contracted Research: Rocket Pharma
- Honoraria: ACI, Axon, BoerhingerIngelheim, Cytokinetics, EBR Systems, Impulse Dynamics, Inventiva, Ionis, Salubris, Vifor, VIking, Windtree
Anuradha Lala-Trindade (Anu Lala), MD
Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
Department of Health Population Science and Statistics
New York, NY
Dr. Lala discloses the following:
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Merck, Astra Zeneca, Cytokinetics, Novartis
Honoraria: Merck, Astra Zeneca, Cytokinetics, Novartis
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