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How these doctors have saved thousands of women

6 Nov

by Carolyn Thomas

A guest post by Dr. Annabelle Santos Volgman, McMullan-Eybel Chair for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Rush College of Medicine, and Medical Director, Rush Heart Center for Women, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; and Marissa Bergman, Associate Editor, Today’s Chicago Woman

“2013 was the first year since 1984 that fewer women died of heart disease than men(1)—despite being viewed as solely a man’s health issue. This decline was the result of the tireless work of a small group of women who have dedicated their lives to eradicating this misunderstanding and unequal treatment of women’s heart disease. Continue reading

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