Women & CVD

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) heart disease and stroke is the biggest killer of women globally, killing more women than all cancers, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 292,188 women in 2009 that’s 1 in every 4 female deaths. While some women have no symptoms, others experience angina (dull, heavy to sharp chest pain or discomfort), pain in the neck/jaw/throat or pain in the upper abdomen or back. These may occur during rest, begin during physical activity, or be triggered by mental stress. Sometimes heart disease may be silent and not diagnosed until a woman experiences signs or symptoms of a heart attack, heart failure, an arrhythmia or stroke. Women with diabetes have higher CVD mortality rates than men with diabetes. Women who engage in physical activity for less than an hour per week have 1.48 times the risk of developing coronary heart disease, compared to women who do more than three hours of physical activity per week. Go Red for Women is a major international awareness campaign dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and control of heart disease and stroke in women.

  • Cardiovascular diseases in pregnancy
  • Transforming cardiovascular prevention for women: Time for the pygmalion construct to end
  • Diagnostic pathways to identify significant cad & female specific risk

Related Conference of Women & CVD

May 22- 24, 2017

World Heart Congress

Osaka, Japan
June 19-21, 2017

18th Annual Cardiologists Conference

Paris, France
August 31-September 01, 2017

19th Annual Cardiology Conference
(10 Plenary Forums - 1 Event)

Philadelphia, USA
September 11-13, 2017

2nd International Conference on Hypertension & Healthcare

Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 21-22, 2017

International Conference, Workshop & Expo on Heart Surgery & Cardiology

San Antonio, Texas, USA
October 16-18, 2017

20th European Cardiology Conference

Budapest, Hungary
November 02-04, 2017

3rd Global Summit on Heart Diseases

Bangkok, Thailand
December 04-05, 2017

International Heart Conference

Dallas, Texas, USA
December 11-12, 2017

22nd World Cardiology Conference

Rome, Italy
February 19-20, 2018

23rd European Heart Disease and Heart Failure Congress

Paris, France

Women & CVD Conference Speakers