Heart Disease in Women: Risk, Prevalence, and Diagnosis


About the Course
The purpose of this course is to review important topics in cardiovascular disease as they relate to women in honor of American Heart Month (February). Key aspects covered will include defining coronary heart disease, clinical presentation (particularly in women), risk factors, prevalence, diagnosis, and prevention.

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps.

Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Examine the definition, symptoms, and diagnosis criteria of acute coronary syndrome.
  • Identify the differences in how men's and women's acute coronary heart disease symptoms present. 
  • Discuss ways to reduce the risk and advancement of coronary heart disease. 

About the Presenter

Joshua Weinstock, MD is a graduate of Cornell University. After college, he studied bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania before attending medical school as a member of the charter class of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, NJ. During medical school Josh served as a national leader of the American Medical Student Association and served multiple terms on the organization's Board of Trustees. After medical school, Josh completed Internal Medicine Residency at Cooper University Hospital. He was awarded Resident of the Year in 2019 and served as a Chief Resident in 2020. He subsequently stayed on for Cardiology Fellowship training at Cooper. He has published research projects investigating cholesterol-lowering medication as well as another studying implantable cardiac monitors for the detection of arrhythmia and presented these findings at the Heart Rhythm Society national meeting. Dr. Weinstock plans to work in the Philadelphia suburbs as a cardiologist, where he will continue to focus on cardiovascular disease management and prevention. 

About the Content Reviewer
Candace Pierce DNP, RN, CNE, COI, is a nurse leader committed to ensuring nurses are well prepared and offered abundant opportunities and resources to enhance their skills acquisition and confidence at the bedside. With 15 years in nursing, she has worked at the bedside, in management, and in nursing education. She has demonstrated expertise and scholarship in innovation and design thinking in healthcare and education and collaborative efforts within and outside of healthcare. Scholarship endeavors include funded grants, publications, and presentations. As a leader, Dr. Pierce strives to empower others to create and deploy ideas and embrace their professional roles as leaders, change agents, and problem solvers. As the Lead Nurse Planner for Colibri Healthcare, she engages with nurse planners and subject matter experts to assist in developing high-quality, evidence-based continuing education for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

How to Receive Credit  

  • Listen to the entire podcast, which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
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