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Is it enough to have “enough” women in cardiac studies?

A professor’s take on women’s heart disease

Post-stent chest pain

Four ways we use online info to make healthcare decisions


Fun factoids about peppers, pigs and your heart

Cognitive dread: the painful uncertainty of waiting

Coronary stents: interventions that come with a cost

Stents vs. bypass surgery vs. TRUST

MARCH 2020

Signals, noise, context – and your doctor’s brain

Is it finally time to change the name ‘heart FAILURE’?

“Let’s all be palm trees together” in facing COVID-19

COVID-19: Can facts help to minimize fears?

Scary times: living with (but not IN) fear (COVID-19)



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