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Every 80 seconds, a woman dies from cardiovascular disease.1 During American Heart Month in February, Cigna supported the Go Red for Women campaign to promote awareness about women’s heart health.
This podcast features Dr. Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Associate Professor in the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University. Dr. Dickson shares her extensive clinical and research experience in cardiovascular health and discusses how her work has led to an improved understanding of the sociocultural influences of self-care among vulnerable populations including women, seniors, and ethnic minority groups.
Dr. Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Ph.D.
Dr. Dickson is an Associate Professor in the Rory Meyers College of Nursing with extensive clinical and research experience in cardiovascular and occupational health nursing. She is recognized as an international expert in qualitative research techniques and mixed methods research, and has conducted training to interdisciplinary teams locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Dickson holds a clinical appointment as an advanced practice nurse in the division of cardiology at the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital. Currently, Dr. Dickson is the Program Director of the NIOSH-funded doctoral training program in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
American Heart Association Complete Guide to Women's Heart Health
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Mehta LS, Beckie TM, DeVon HA, et al. Acute Myocardial Infarction in Women: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016;133(9):916-947.
How does heart disease affect women? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Heart attack symptoms in women. American Heart Association.