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Women’s heart health research will be on the menu for the Sons and Daughters of Italy’s 35th Annual Gala, March 18th, at the RBC Convention Centre.
Cardiovascular disease is a major health issue for Canadian women of all ages. In fact, most women have at least one risk factor that can lead to cardiovascular disease.
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease that are an even greater threat for women than for men include high blood pressure, diabetes, heavy drinking, and not enough exercise. High cholesterol, pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, and an irregular heart rhythm can also contribute.
Women having heart attacks often present differently than men. In fact, studies have shown that 53 per cent of women who experience heart attack symptoms have them go unrecognized. Women can even experience a heart attack without chest pain or discomfort.
St. Boniface Hospital Foundation is grateful to Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge, for supporting the work of researchers at St. Boniface Hospital in the field of women’s heart health through this year’s gala.
Studies have shown that 53 per cent of women who experience heart attack symptoms have them go unrecognized. Women can even experience a heart attack without chest pain or discomfort.
Proceeds of the gala will support research programs at St. Boniface such as the one being led by Dr. Inna Rabinovich-Nikitin, who assumed the responsibilities of the first-ever Evelyn Wyrzkowski Family Professorship in Cardiovascular Sciences this past September.
Support women’s heart health research at St. Boniface Hospital.
This article is produced by the Advertising Department of the Winnipeg Free Press, in collaboration with St. Boniface Hospital Foundation