Female cardiologists chat about heart disease


by Carolyn Thomas  @HeartSisters

Only 7% of the world’s cardiologists are women.  Pity.  In these two videos, you’ll get an opportunity to eavesdrop on some of the best of this elite group as they discuss ‘The Heart of a Woman’.

UPDATE FROM CAROLYN: Sadly, neither of these films are still available. Instead, I invite you to watch a remarkable little film called A Typical Heart (about 22 minutes in length), a documentary exploring the deadly disparity between male and female heart disease, through the lens of healthcare professionals, researchers, patients and their families. I was honoured to be one of the eight female heart patients interviewed for this film. 

3 thoughts on “Female cardiologists chat about heart disease

    1. Hello Hamed

      – EF = Ejection fraction: The amount of blood pumped out of a ventricle during each heartbeat. The ejection fraction evaluates how well the heart is pumping.
      – LV = Left ventricle: The chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and pumps it into the aorta.
      – FS = Fractional shortening is the fraction of any diastolic dimension (when ventricles relax and fill with blood again between beats) that is lost in the contraction (systole) of the ventricles.

      More info on these definitions at this glossary of terms.

      But the very best resource is to ask your doctor to clearly explain test results for you.


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