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Thursday, September 22, 2022

A woman in Canada dies of heart disease every 22 minutes, and most don't have to. CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis explores why so many women are underdiagnosed and what they can do to protect themselves.

CBC's The National

Thursday, February 20, 2020

CTV News, Atlantic

Thursday, February 20, 2020

CTV News, Atlantic

Sunday, February 16, 2020

580 CFRA, The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz interviewing Dr. Thais Coutino of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and patients Deborah St. Jean and Nadia Lappa.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CTV News

Dr. Coutinho says it's not too early to discuss your risks and what you can do to prevent heart disease. Learn more about risk factors, prevention, as well as signs and symptoms by watching this short videoclip.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

CTV News

Learn more about the new Canada Food Guide with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute's Kathleen Turner, Registered Dietician with the Division of Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

CTV News Ottawa 

A two-day summit in Ottawa aims to provide knowledge about women’s heart health. Includes interviews from: Dr. Thais Coutinho, Dr. Sonia Anand (McMaster University), Punan Gill and Helen Robert.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CTV News

Dr. Mara Campos discusses heart attacks in women, the most common and uncommon sypmtoms, and current research involving women. To watch the full video click here

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ottawa Business Journal

The 12th annual tournament grossed $135,000 to help the Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre provide ongoing education for women on heart disease prevention and on making healthy decisions. For more information on the Jeanne Fuller Red Dress Charity Classic, click here.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

CTV Morning Live

A short walk can be painful for people living with Peripheral Arterial Disease. Here's how the University of Ottawa Heart Institute is getting people back on their feet. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Ottawa Citizen

Women are more likely than men to be hospitalized and die from heart failure, according to new research led by investigators at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

CBC Our Ottawa

18 women die of stroke every day in Canada...One - third more women die of stroke than men....Heart Institute scientist Dr. Jodi Edwards shares more important findings about women and stroke. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Island Morning with Mitch and Matt, CBC Radio, PEI

Dr. Thais Coutinho says once women with high blood pressure or pre-eclempsia have their baby, they may still be at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke...and need to take precautions.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

CTV News Ottawa

Young, healthy and active, Nadia was a victim of a rare and unpredictable heart condition. Learn more about Nadia's story and the condition which researchers believe is the number one casuse fo heart attach in women and women who are pregnant or post-partum.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

 Facebook Live Session, Heart & Stroke Foundation

We’re now live on Facebook to discuss the gender gap in women’s heart and brain health. Be part of this important conversation and send us your questions and personal experiences in the comments. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in women. So why do the majority of them miss the early warning signs of heart attacks? Joining The Agenda to discuss the deadly consequences of the gap in women's cardiac health care are Thais Coutinho, a cardiologist with the University of Ottawa's Heart Institute; Sherry Grace, a senior scientist with the University Health Network and a professor at York University, and Paula Harvey, director of the Cardiovascular Research Program at Women's College Hospital.

Friday, April 6, 2018

CTV Ottawa

Dr. Michele Turek gave an interview to Annette Goenrner (CTV Morning Live) around women's heart health and the second Canadian Women's Heart Health Summit which took place April 5-6, 2018 at the Westin Ottawa Hotel. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Facebook Live Session, Canadian Women's Heart Health Summit

Live from the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit! Knowledge is power! Four women share their inspiring stories of living with heart disease and answer your questions about what YOU need to know to protect your hearts, be your own best advocates, and how you can support each other in recovery.  

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Radio One Ottawa Morning 91.5 FM with Robyn Bresnahan

A new heart clinic has opened in Ottawa aimed specifically at women. Some critics question the need, we hear the case from the doctor in charge.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Global News

Women who have had high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher risks of developing various cardiovascular conditions later in life... Includes interviews from Dr. Thais Coutinho, Dr. Kara Nerenberg (University of Calgary) and Punam Gill.  

Friday, February 9, 2018

CBC News Halifax

Clinic needed because heart disease looks different in women and is often underdiagnosed...