EM1803G “Acute Myocardial Infarction in Women: Does a Gender Gap Persist?” (IM GR-031618)

The purpose of this presentation is to explore whether contemporary studies of acute myocardial infarction in women show a disparity in mortality following AMI (acute myocardial infarction) and define whether there are specific differences in clinical characteristics, comorbidities, pathophysiologic mechanisms, treatment and psychosocial factors that may continue to influence any residual gender gap.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the different pathophysiologic mechanisms of AMI in young women and understand how they may each affect management.
  • Define how a women’s presentation for AMI may differ from that of men with respect to symptomatology, timely presentation and clinical severity.
  • Define potential targets for further decreasing the gender gap for AMI in women.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Laura Collins, M.D.Laura J. Collins, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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