Women’s Heart Health


This eModule, Women's Heart Health, explores Components of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), gender differences, epidemiology, demographics, and morbidity and mortality rates. A review of risk factors is presented as well as discussion regarding why CVD is unique to women and the leading killer of women in the United States and many other countries. Also discussed are symptoms of CVD in women, risk assessment, hypertension across a women’s lifespan, diagnosis, management, medications, and hormone replacement therapy.

By the end of this unit, you should be able to successfully do the following:

  • Make recommendations to improve cardiovascular health in patients
  • Describe the epidemiology and demographics of heart disease in women
  • Assess and discuss risk factors, including gender differences, that influence cardiovascular disease (CVD) development
  • Recognize symptoms of acute heart disease in women

Physicians can purchase the eModule, access it at the link below, and receive CME credit once they achieve 80% or higher on the posttest.

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ACCME Accreditation

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

The ACOG eModule Women's Heart Health was developed under the direction of the eModule Advisory Committee and contributor. The ACOG eModule is planned and produced in accordance with the Standards for Enduring Materials of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Any discussion of unapproved use of products is clearly cited in the appropriate critique.

Current guidelines state that continuing medical education (CME) providers must ensure that CME activities are free from the control of any commercial interest. The contributor(s) and the advisory council declare that neither they nor any business associate nor any member of their immediate families has material interest, financial interest, or other relationships with any company manufacturing commercial products relative to the topics included in this publication or with any provider of commercial services discussed in the eModule.

Credit for each ACOG eModule will be available for 3 years from the initial date of release or revision.