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♥ Media coverage of my story of heart attack misdiagnosis and survival includes:
- Denying The Signs, The Heart & Stroke Foundation, 2008
- Gender Does Matter in Heart Disease, Women’s College Hospital, 2009
- Interview With a Heart Disease Survivor: Carolyn Thomas – U.S. government’s Office of Women’s Health newsletter, February 2010
- Carolyn Thomas, Heart Attack Survivor , Alive magazine, February 2010
- Health Bloggers You’ll Love, a More magazine piece featuring four Canadian women with health-related websites, February 2011
- Survivors and Medical Professionals Struggle to Inform Women About Heart Disease Wichita Public Radio KMUW interview for Go Red For Women Day, February 2011
- Myths Endure About Women and Heart Attacks, Victoria Times Colonist, February 10, 2011
- Are Women Left Behind in Heart Disease Research?– my March 12, 2011 interview with Catherine Morgan of Blogher
- The Heart of the Matter – a Patient Focus feature in the industry journal BioSupply Trends (see page 68), January 2012
- Heartburn or a Heart Attack? – in Ladies Home Journal, February 2012
- What Women Survivors Want You to Know from The Heart and Stroke Foundation, February 2012
- When Doctors Make Bad Calls in The Globe and Mail, February 2012
- Many People Ignore Signs, Delay Treatment of Heart Attack in the Wall Street Journal, April 2012
- Hospital Food Lacks Proper Nutrition – “The National” – CBC News, July 2, 2012
- Two-Thirds of Americans Now Track Key Health Indicators – Everyday Health, January 28, 2013
- Carolyn Thomas: Heart Health Month – CBC Radio “North By Northwest” interview with Sheryl MacKay, February 17, 2013
- What Women Need To Know About Heart Attacks – Huffington Post, September 12, 2013
- Carolyn Thomas: Heart Health Month – CBC Radio “North By Northwest”, interview with Sheryl MacKay, February 1, 2014
- Take Heart: Heart talk focuses on women’s health– Oak Bay News, February 14, 2014
- The Heart Attack Gender Gap – “The National” CBC News, March 19, 2014
- Midnight Friends: How Wired Patients Are Transforming Chronic Illness – NPR “Commonhealth”, WBUR Boston, May 2, 2014
- Nine Tips for Sharing Information With Your Physician – Medivisor, July 22, 2014
- Heart Disease Killing More Women Than Men – Cowichan News Leader, November 5, 2014
- Heart Disease Isn’t Just For Men, After All – by André Picard in The Globe and Mail, November 11, 2014
- Video Games and Health – Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Anthology (a biennial book series: starts on page 22) December 2014
- The Surprising Way to Stay Safe in Hospital – Consumer Reports, December 16, 2014 (not surprisingly, in the Don’t Worry About Being a Pest section)
- Heart Bypass Surgery: What Women Should Know – US News, January 23, 2015
- Women’s Health and Misdiagnosis – CKNW radio, January 23, 2015 (16 minute interview with host Simi Sara)
- Heart Attack Survivor Aims to Arm Women With Education – Oak Bay News, February 6, 2015
- Cardiac Rehab: Boosting Your Heart Recovery – US News, March 27, 2015
- Weekend Morning interview – CBC Radio interview with host Terry MacLeod, May 17, 2015
- Heartwarming Talk Returns To Monterey Centre – Oak Bay News, May 21, 2015
- Empowerment Comes From Knowledge At ‘Your Heart, Your Health’ – Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, May 25, 2015 (photo below)
- Raising Heart Disease Awareness Among Women – Global News BC, June 5, 2015 (interview starts about 1:10 into this clip – including the TV debut of my grandbaby Everly Rose at age 5 weeks!)
- When Working Becomes a Risky Business – Globe and Mail, July 13, 2015
- Improving Diagnosis in Health Care (video, 2:49)- Institute of Medicine, September 22, 2015
- This is Your Heart – National Post and (online) Personal Health News, February 19, 2016
- Why is Heart Disease in Canadian Women Still Being Missed? Globe and Mail, March 6, 2016
- The Heart Sisters Blog: Feature Interview With Carolyn Thomas – EP Lab Monthly, April 2016
- 2016 Experts by Experience: A Compilation of Patient Stories (my essay “Welcome To Your New Country” on page 8) – Stanford University School of Medicine/ Inspire, June 2016
- Medical Research Has a Sex Problem – PBS “Nova”, July 2016
- What You Need to Know About Stroke & Heart Disease, Canadian Living, February 2017
- Talk Puts Women’s Heart Health in Focus – Oak Bay News, February 2017
- 7 Major Gaps in Women’s Health Research – US News, September 29, 2017
- Victoria Hospitals Foundation Aims for the Heart – Oak Bay News, October 27, 2017
- ‘In a Heartbeat’ Campaign Aims to Raise $3.2 million for Cardiac Care in Victoria – CHEK-TV News, October 27, 2017
- ‘In a Heartbeat’ Campaign: How this Technology Saves Heart Patients – CTV News, October 27, 2017
Having a Heart to Heart About Life-Saving Tools – Victoria Times-Colonist, October 28, 2017
- A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease: An Interview with Carolyn Thomas, Marie Ennis O’Connor, Patient Empowerment Network, December 3, 2017
- Grey’s Anatomy Finally Tackles Medicine’s Gender Bias, Pacific Standard, Maya Dusenbery, February 8, 2018
- One Woman on Her Emotional Challenges After a Heart Attack“ (Thanks Kathleen for including my pre-discharge advice under “Navigating Life Post-Heart Attack”) March 2018 issue of Canadian Living.
- Carolyn’s Story: Victoria Hospitals Foundation, “In a Heartbeat” featured edition, Victoria Times Colonist, March 7, 2018.
- Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick, Maya Dusenbery (Harper Collins 2018) – this book includes my interview in the women’s heart disease chapter
- Why Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in Women, and Why Many Women are Unaware of the Risks They Face, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong, February, 2018.
Oak Bay News, May 14, 2018 – my book was included in the 4th annual “Emerging Local Authors” collection by the Greater Victoria Public Library!
- The New and (Un)improved Doctor-Patient Relationship: a 10-minute podcast interview with Dr. Michael Joyce on Health News Review (my interview starts at 5:35)
- Carolyn Thomas – Author of “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease” – CFAX radio interview with Mark Brennae, July 26, 2018
- Feel Healthy with Dr. Scott Lear: my 35-minute podcast interview called “Something’s Wrong With Me: Lessons on dealing with heart disease from a patient perspective”, with Simon Fraser University professor/cardiac researcher Dr. Scott Lear, August 29, 2018.
- The Link Between Pregnancy Complications And Heart Health: What You Need To Know – Chatelaine magazine, October 2018.
- CBC radio interview with Sheryl MacKay of North By NorthWest about women, heart disease and what surprised her while reading my new book (about 17 minutes, between 1:18-1:35) February 2019.
- Heart Attack Survivors Take a Stand Against Heart Disease – You Are UnLTD magazine, February 2019.
- The Female Heart: Beating to a Different Drummer – Seaside magazine, July 2019.
- “A Typical Heart”, a remarkable 22-minute documentary film about the deadly disparity between male and female heart disease, as experienced through the lens of healthcare professionals, researchers, patients, and their families (Disclaimer: I was one of the eight Canadian heart patients interviewed).
Screen shot showing 14-fold bump in blog visitor traffic per hour during a CBC radio interview
October 2018 interview with film students at Film Industry Training and Skills course offered by the S.T.A.R.T.E. program and Beacon Community Services here in Victoria, BC. Course instructor: Robyn Unwin Media
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