Women's Heart Health Resources

Resources specific to Women's Heart Health

Vetted by the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance, these credible resources on women’s heart health address different types of heart disease, prevention, treatment, and communication with health providers.

 


 

Women's Heart Health General Information

 


Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Canadian Women’s Heart Health Center

Women’s Healthy Heart Initiative

 

Women’s Heart Health Programs and Initiatives in Canada

Halifax: The Maritime Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Clinic (MHC-WHHC)

MontrealWomen’s Healthy Heart Initiative

OttawaCanadian Women’s Heart Health Center

TorontoWomen's College Hospital's Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative

VancouverLeslie Diamond Women's Heart Health Clinic

 


 

Information on Women-specific Heart Disease 

 


 

General Heart Diseases and Conditions

https://www.ottawaheart.ca/patients-visitors/diseases-and-conditions

Heart and Stroke:

https://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart/conditions

Heart attack:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sudden-cardiac-arrest/symptoms-causes/syc-20350634

Ischemic heart disease:

https://myheartsisters.org/2012/08/15/microvascular-and-spasm-disorders/

Stable coronary syndromes:

https://heart.bmj.com/content/104/4/284

Preeclampsia:

 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/preeclampsia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355745

 


 

Talking with your healthcare provider

 


Talking to your Doctor, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Questions to ask your healthcare provider, Canadian Women’s Heart Health Center

 


 

Risk Factors, Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

 


General:

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada:

(Dis)connected, February 2019 Report

Ms. Understood, February 2018 Report

Women’s Heart Alliance

https://www.womensheartalliance.org/womens-heart-disease/

 

Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms:

Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre:

https://cwhhc.ottawaheart.ca/education/risk-factors

https://cwhhc.ottawaheart.ca/education/symptoms

Mayo Clinic:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-disease/art-20046167

Women’s Healthy Heart Initiative

http://whhionline.ca/awareness/

http://whhionline.ca/prevention/

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada:

https://www.heartandstroke.ca/women/risk-and-signs

 

Diagnosis and Treatment:

Diagnosis:

https://cwhhc.ottawaheart.ca/education/diagnosis

Treatment:

https://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart/recovery-and-support/cardiac-rehabilitation

https://cwhhc.ottawaheart.ca/women-and-heart-disease-101/treatment

 


 

Current views on Women's Heart Health

 


Heart sisters:

 https://myheartsisters.org/2018/09/30/womens-heart-disease-being-nice/

Harvard women’s health watch:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/new-view-of-heart-disease-in-women

 


 

Peer and Group supports & education

 


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