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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)

APRIL 2020

COVID-19 It’s okay not to feel “normal”

COVID-19  Empty beds: when heart patients are afraid to seek helps

COVID-19  When this is over, will it be “over”?

COVID-19  Unlikely companions: grief and gratitude

MAY 2020

COVID-19   Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Dear Carolyn: “I went into labour during my heart attack”

COVID-19   The real reason we’re so tired of Zoom calls




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