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Most-read Heart Sisters posts from a crazy year
Why you must stop saying “Well, at least. . .”
Saying the word “misdiagnosis” is not doctor-bashing
Cardiac research and the mystery of the missing facts
FEBRUARY 2021 ♥ It’s HEART MONTH!
The weirdest stuff I’ve learned about women’s heart disease
Women’s heart disease: wrong symptoms, wrong words or wrong diagnostic tools?
Bereavement eating: does grief cause carb cravings?
Heart disease: decades in the making
A children’s book about living with an open heart surgery scar
When heart disease wears a smile
When we expect to die, but don’t
Heart attack symptoms: what women expect vs. what we get
Change your story, change the storyteller
How could YOU – of all people! – have a heart attack?
Panic attack – or heart attack?
Why your own story is not scientific data
A tale of two studies – 268 years apart
This is your heart in hot weather
Did you underestimate your cardiac risk?
Heavy menstrual cycles and those anticoagulant drugs you’re taking
Post-COVID handshakes: dread or delight?
Learn or Blame: when mistakes happen in medicine
Why patients don’t have admin assistants
Dear Carolyn: “I couldn’t tell if my pain was ‘normal’. “
2021 Summer Blogging Challenge: Six questions from Nancy about my blog
How I used to describe SCAD. And what I’ve learned since.
“Be alert to both the absence of normal as well as the presence of abnormal”
Women’s misdiagnosed heart attacks: the COVID long-haulers of cardiology
Precarity: the perfect word for our times
Good anxiety: is that even possible?
Walking away vs. trying harder: quitting revisited
The bumpy road of the freshly-diagnosed
Behaviour change: if it’s so ‘easy’, why do so many studies show it won’t last?
“Do I belong here?” Unintended barriers to cardiac rehabilitation
False hope: better than no hope?
New chest pain guideline: “atypical” is OUT!
Diagnostic uncertainty: when we just don’t know
Revisiting the “widow maker” heart attack
Dear Carolyn: “I take issue with the heart attack terms STEMI and NSTEMI”
Unseen, unheard: the commonly shared lived experience of patients
When patient ’empowerment’ means doing the heavy lifting
Revisiting: “All I want for Christmas is NOT in a gift box”
You’re not always going to feel this way
Top 10 most-read Heart Sisters posts from 2021
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NOTE FROM CAROLYN: My book, A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press) reads like the “Best Of. . .” highlights of over 900 Heart Sisters blog posts. You can find it (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at your favourite bookshop (please support your local independent retailer!) or at Amazon. If you order it directly from Johns Hopkins University Press (use their code HTWN), you can save 30% off the list price.