Women, dyslipidaemia and atherosclerosis
Webinar from Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Atherosclerotic vascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in women. Although biology of the disease is the same, the risk factors may differ, and gender specific risk factors and conditions alter the course of the disease. With worsening epidemics of diabetes and obesity, women are getting the disease in younger ages especially in middle income countries. Dyslipidemia is prevalent among women who undergo a number of hormonal changes throughout their lives that have significant effects on lipoprotein metabolism. With menopause,women not only experience a worsening of their lipid profile, with transition to higher and more atherogenic dyslipidemia but also have an increased tendency to gain weight and blood pressure. Despite some improvement in recent years, underdiagnosis and undertreatment in women is still an issue. In addition to atherosclerotic vascular disease, MINOCA and INOCA are seen more frequently in women. Top experts in the field will be discussing the novel information we have on women, dyslipidaemia and atherosclerosis in this webinar and you will have the opportunity to interact with them.