Inaugural Scripps Arrhythmias and Cardiomyopathy in Women Symposium


Arrhythmia and Palpitations in Women

Dr. Poulina Uddin discusses how differences in anatomy can affect EKG interpretations, gender predilection around SVT and VT, and the influence of female hormones on cardiovascular conditions in women.
Poulina Uddin, MD

Poulina Uddin, MD

Director, Scripps Women’s Heart Center
General and Invasive Cardiology
Integrative and Holistic Medicine
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Gender Differences in Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Outcomes

Dr. Christina Adams outlines how bias, conscious or unconscious, can affect cardiac care and treatment as well as how gender effects epidemiology, management, and prognosis in cardiac electrophysiology.
Christina Adams, MD

Christina Adams, MD

Co-Founder, Scripps Women’s Heart Center
Integrative Cardiologist
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Ablation and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device in Women Versus Men

Dr. Douglas Gibson discusses how the incidence of atrial fibrillation differs in women versus men, female outcomes related to ablation treatment, and outcomes from left atrial appendage occlusion studies across patient subsets.
Douglas Gibson, MD, FHRS

Douglas Gibson, MD, FHRS

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Case Presentations - Morning

Drs. Adams, Gibson and Uddin review real-life cases from their practice and answer questions from course participants.
Christina Adams, MD

Christina Adams, MD

Co-Founder, Scripps Women’s Heart Center
Integrative Cardiologist
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California
Douglas Gibson, MD, FHRS

Douglas Gibson, MD, FHRS

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California
Poulina Uddin, MD

Poulina Uddin, MD

Director, Scripps Women’s Heart Center
General and Invasive Cardiology
Integrative and Holistic Medicine
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Cardiac Device Disparities: Pacer/CRT-D/AICD in Women

Dr. John Rogers outlines disparities in cardiovascular health outcomes among different genders, races, and ethnicities and examines indications for ICD and CRT therapy from the ACC/AHA/HRS.
John Rogers, MD, FACC

John Rogers, MD, FACC

Associate Chief, Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Device Therapy
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Gender Differences in Cardiomyopathies

Dr. Na Mee Kim summarizes different types of cardiomyopathies and the role gender and different hormones can play while discussing gender associated triggers, co-morbidities, and mortality rates.
Na Mee Kim, MD

Na Mee Kim, MD

Co-Founder, Scripps Women’s Heart Center
Cardiologist
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension in Women

Dr. J. Thomas Heywood discusses the prevalence of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension in women while reviewing new treatment options resulting from pharmacological studies.
J. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACC

J. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACC

Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Case Presentations - Afternoon

Drs. Heywood, Kim and Rogers review real-life cases from their practice and answer questions from course participants.
J. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACC

J. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACC

Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California
Na Mee Kim, MD

Na Mee Kim, MD

Co-Founder, Scripps Women’s Heart Center
Cardiologist
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California
John Rogers, MD, FACC

John Rogers, MD, FACC

Associate Chief, Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Device Therapy
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

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Course Overview

The Inaugural Scripps Arrhythmias and Cardiomyopathy in Women Symposium is designed to increase competence regarding the recognition and management of cardiovascular disease in women. The symposium will explore new and emerging risk factors for women’s heart disease while highlighting areas of discrepancy in care management related to gender. The goal of this activity is to improve outcomes for women with cardiovascular disease and arrhythmias as well as provide educational interventions for both primary and secondary prevention.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss cardiovascular disease, conditions and risk factors which are more common and/or unique to women.
  • Identify the varied and atypical presentation of heart disease and arrhythmia in women.
  • Reflect on the underutilization of standard medical and device therapies in women compared to men.
  • Explore gender differences in the management of heart failure, valvular disease, and arrhythmia with a focus on the paucity of data for women.

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • Internists
  • PA, NP, RN
  • Cardiovascular Techs

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