Cardiovascular Disease in Women Quick Reference Guide

Author: Kenny, N.; ni Riain, A.;ICGP Quality in Practice Committee;The Women's Health Council

Publication Year: 2009


I. Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Aims of the Document
1.3 Evidence-Based Medicine
II. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
2.1 Identifying Target Population
2.2 Risk Factors
Other Factors
2.3 Establishing Total Cardiovascular Risk
III. Clinical Presentation of CVD in Women
3.1 Chest Pain in Women
3.2 Myocardial Infarction
3.3 Sudden Coronary Death
IV. Investigations
4.1 Laboratory Investigations
4.2 Other Investigations
4.3 Resting 12-Lead ECG
4.4 Exercise Stress Testing (EST)
V. Risk Modification
VI. Appendices
Appendix 1 - SCORE chart - Risk Evaluation System in Primary Prevention
Appendix 2 - European (2003) Guidelines on Blood Pressure Management
Appendix 3 - European (2003) Guidelines on Lipid Management
Appendix 4 - Patient Information Leaflets


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in men and women on a global basis. CVD affects men and women equally but evidence suggests that it is neither diagnosed as readily, nor treated as effectively, in women.

This paper has been commissioned by the Women's Health Council, and has been jointly funded by the Women's Health Council and the Irish College of General Practitioners. In addition to this document there is an accompanying one-page summary sheet for use in the surgery.

Published 2007, Revised 2009

Format Download
Keywords cardiovascular diseases, women
Publisher Irish College of General Practitioners
Classification cardiovascular diseases
Alternative Title Quick Reference Guide on Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Pages 24
Categories: Irish Content, ICGP Resources
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