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Delayed Diagnosis, Not Gender Affects Women’s Treatment for Heart Disease

CHICAGO, September 28, 2017 — Women with heart disease typically receive less complete surgical revascularization with arterial grafts than men do, but not because of gender bias. Instead, factors such as delayed diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women may contribute to the differences in treatment, according to a new study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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How To Register For Alumni Events

The Patient Alumni hosts many events throughout the year for its members including Meet the Expert Events, Healthy Food Workshops and our Annual General Meeting. To register for these events, simply follow the steps below.

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New Imaging Test Could Detect Heart Damage in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) and The Ottawa Hospital have recently launched a clinical trial (99mTc-rhAnnexin V-128 Imaging of Apoptosis and Cardiotoxicity in Relationship to Ventricular Function in Patients with Early Stage Breast Cancer Receiving Doxorubicin-Based Chemotherapy) to assess the use of a novel imaging test in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

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