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Cardiovascular Disease – an overlooked women's issue

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the top killer in women in Europe and in the world, but it is still underestimated as a health problem. When it comes to heart disease, women are still being left behind. In the US, 1 in 4 women die from heart disease and in Europe, cardiovascular disease kills 51% of women compared to breast cancer which causes 3% of deaths. Good news is – it can be prevented!

Learn about risk factors, symptoms, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women from patient and clinician perspectives.

Dr. Sam Gidding, moderator – FH Europe Trustee and Advisory Committee Co-Chair, senior author of the Global Call to Action on FH. (USA)

08:50 – Inese Maurina, leader of the patient organization Parsirdi.Lv, sharing her patient perspective on living with hypertension. (Latvia)
18:18 – Prof. Meral Kayikcioglu, scientist, clinician, patient organization leader, and FH patient discussing cardiovascular disease. (Turkey)
27:40 – Dr. Jeanine Roeters van Lennep, clinician, scientist and EAS Exec Board Member discussing cardiovascular disease in women. (Netherlands)
40:00 – Prof. Steve Humphries, Simon Broome UK FH register committee member Cardiovascular Genetics at University College London. (UK)

Register for the next webinar on 20 April 18.00 CET.


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