Heart conditions

Heart conditions

Mitral valve prolapse - a benign syndrome?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sharon Anderson
Edition: 
Vol 4, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights a personal account illustrating medicine's failure to treat seriously a heart condition experienced by 20% of women. Describes Mitral Valve Prolapse; association between MVP and endocarditis. 


Heart healthy women

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English
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Online
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Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the Office on Women's Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, and WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

Website that provides practical and easy-to-access information about cardiovascular disease in women.

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Avaiable online

Complaint letter to Health Canada: Pfizer "toe-tag" ad

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English
Translated Title: 
Lettre de plainte à Santé-Canada: publicité « étiquette d'orteil » de Pfizer, 2004.
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
January 2004

This letter to Health Canada argues that the pharmaceutical manufacturer, Pfizer, has been running television ads with misleading information on cardiovascular risks and using Canadian's fear of death from heart disease in order to promote sales of its product.  It urges Health Canada to take regulatory action on this campaign.

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The power of equity: examining gender and heart health in Ontario

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Naushaba Degani
Arlene S. Bierman
Edition: 
Vol.12 No.2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article describes the POWER (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report) Study who are producing a women's health equity report that measures the health of Ontarians, the performance of the health care system , gender differences in access to, quality and outcomes of care for the leading causes of morbidity and mortality.  A full copy of the POWER study report is available online at http://www.powerstudy.ca/the-power-report/the-power-report-volume-1/cardiovascular-disease.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Report card on health - 2007 report on Canadians' health

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Publication Date: 
2007

Report illuminates the gender gap when it comes to heart disease and stroke. Demonstrates that Canadian women's progress has not kept pace with men's by comparing the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke experienced by women versus men.

Women with heart disease: living a good life

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English
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Online
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Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explains in what ways heart disease affects women differently than men. Lists the symptoms of angina and heart attack, risk factors, challenges women face in managing heart disease, and lifestyle changes that will help.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Sister talk 2

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Boston, MA

Presents a ten-part television series designed to help Black women learn practiical strategies to improve their heart health. Covers topics such as diabetes, blood pressure, stroke, cholesterol, healthy weights, stress, smoking, and advocacy.

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Garlic: Allium sativum

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English
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Paper
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

Provides basic information about garlic, including uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information.

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Includes bibliographical references. Series: Herbs at a Glance

Love your heart: encouraging healthy Inuit hearts (Inuktitut)

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Inuktitut
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Online
Publisher: 
Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses how the heart works, the causes of preventable heart diseases, and what individuals can do to keep their hearts healthy, in Inuktitut.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1894396359

Environmental, policy, and cultural factors related to physical activity in a diverse sample of women: the Women's Cardiovascula

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Amy A. Eyler (ed.)
Publisher: 
The Haworth Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Discusses the environmental, policy, and cultural factors that affect the tendency of women ages 20-50 to undertake physical activities.

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ISBN 0789020017
WOMH.E58 2002
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Co-published simultaneously as Women & health, Volume 36, Number 2, 2002. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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