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Female cardiologists chat about heart disease

8 Jul

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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’.

The first film highlights four cardiologists: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, founder of Mayo Women’s Heart Clinic, Dr. Paula Johnson and Dr. JoAnn Manson, both of Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Ileana Piña of Case Western University.

Their topic, All About Eve, covers the similarities and differences in how men and women experience heart disease.   For example, women’s fat tissue produces more inflammatory chemicals that are now believed to increase our risk of heart disease. continue reading