July 16, 2018, 2018
July 17, 2018, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Among people with atrial fibrillation, direct oral anticoagulants were associated with lower risk of brain bleeding and lower risk of death in women, when compared to warfarin.
July 12, 2018, Journal of the American Heart Association
Among people with coronary artery disease, women were less likely to receive coronary artery bypass surgery than men, but more likely to die within 1 year of the surgery.
June 28, 2018, Obesity Research and Clinical Practice
Long-term increases in weight and body fat percentage, specifically greater than 10kg or greater than 10% gain in body fat as well as waist circumference are associated with progressive worsening of microvascular endothelial function which in turn, initiates the development of plaque within the walls. Hence, the importance of avoiding weight gain with age as the primary means of preventing cardiovascular disease.
June 22, 2018, Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
This edition of the journal Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine is entirely dedicated to Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy! To read more on Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Diseases, please see Dr. Coutinho's newest publication here.
June 20, 2018, International Journal of Cardiology
This study highlights that there is a link between reduced coronary arterial compliance (ability of the arteries to expand), microvascular function, and high blood pressure. Women’s smaller arteries can be subjected to higher stress which contributes to reducing their compliance.
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.
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.
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.
April 11, 2018, TVO
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.
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.
April 6, 2018, CTV News Ottawa
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.
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.
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.
February 9, 2018, CBC News Halifax
Clinic needed because heart disease looks different in women and is often underdiagnosed...
February 1, 2018, CTV Ottawa
February 16, 2017, CTV Morning Live