HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart

Sophia Antipolis, France, 17 March 2005: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) today launches its new initiative Women at Heart at the Spring Meeting of its 49 National Cardiac Societies. Women at Heart is aimed at medical professionals, to highlight the growing burden and under-appreciation of women's heart disease and promote improved handling of women at risk of cardiovascular disease in clinical practice.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the primary cause of death in European women, killing a higher percentage of women (55%) even than men (43%) and more than all cancers combined. However, there still exists a disturbing gap in the knowledge, understanding, and general awareness of cardiovascular disease in women, not only in the women themselves, but across medical audiences as a whole. CVD is seen as a 'male disease' by the general public and, since women's symptoms and disease progression trends differ from men's, primary care physicians and cardiologists are all too frequently under-diagnosing and under-treating women, insufficiently familiar with their less 'traditional' presentation profiles.

Women are under-represented in clinical trials and their CVD clinical manifestations are less well charted and outlined to the medical professional in their initial or ongoing training. There is thus much to be done to increase the understanding of women's CVD and improve the quality of treatment of women with CVD across Europe.

Women at Heart

Women at Heart will act as the springboard for a number of ESC-driven events and activities to accentuate the important issues surrounding women and CVD.

Through Women at Heart, the ESC will call for and work towards the following key objectives:

  • Increased awareness across Europe that CVD is the primary cause of death in women
  • Better understanding of women's risk factors / presentation profiles by the medical profession
  • Improved treatment of women wit
    '"/>


Contact: Camilla Dormer
cdormer@escardio.org
33-492-94-8627
European Society of Cardiology
17-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
2. Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries
3. European folic acid policies are not effective enough
4. New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers
5. Third of European cancer patients use complementary and alternative therapies
6. A new service from the European Patent Office
7. European study highlights persistent 3 decade increase in childhood cancer incidence
8. European nations urged to ratify international treaty on tobacco control
9. Increased investment in radiotherapy will improve cure rates for European cancer patients
10. ESA looking for more European women to volunteer for WISE bed-rest study in Toulouse next year
11. The 23rd Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/1/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Feeding Matters , the first organization in the world ... is pleased to announce that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... next edition of the U.S. International Classification of Diseases (ICD ) on October ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... are joining biomedical engineers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to develop a new ... who have undergone open heart surgery. , The AGH/CMU team was recently awarded ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... recently donated 1,400 N95 face masks to medical first responders across the United ... to make donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) medical centers , ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Colorado State University ... career-relevant, and affordable online education – is proud to announce its new master’s ... first of its kind in the nation, the 60-credit hour program is designed ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... “PTS” with Mediation & Hypnosis , At this very turbulent time in the world, ... immense stress, and right now are needing serious relief from a constant state of endless ... experiencing a great degree of emotional discomfort, be it fear or worrying about their income ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... ... is right round the corner and the risk of getting caught by influenza is getting ... to harbor its effects on us. Already with the sudden outbreak of COVID 19, the ... Hence it has become even more relevant to keep oneself immune from any of disease. ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... 27, 2020 , ... Bridge To A Cure Foundation announces the appointment of ... pediatric neuro-oncologist who serves on the Board of Directors at The Preston Robert Tisch ... School. , Internationally recognized, Dr. Friedman is a widely published author of more than ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... , ... August 26, 2020 , ... AseptiScope, a privately ... Control Company of the Year by MedTech Outlook. , “AseptiScope is pleased ... the first time, clinicians who wear gloves on their hands, goggles on their eyes, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: