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Un grand pas pour la santé cardiaque au féminin

A network to improve women’s heart health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women over 35 worldwide, accounting for more deaths each year than all cancers combined.

Systematic processes for screening and treating cancers early have long been in place, yet there is currently no such system for detecting CVD and its risk factors despite affecting substantially more women in Canada.

Dr. Kerri-Anne Mullen (left) and Dr. Thais Coutinho (middle) meet with Nadia Lappa of the Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance, on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

Drs. Thais Coutinho and Kerri-Anne Mullen and their colleagues at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute are working to change that. With thanks to newly announced funding from the Government of Canada, the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre is set to establish a network to improve CVD prevention and care of women.

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