What we don't know is hurting women
Gaps in research, diagnosis and care threaten women’s heart and brain health
- of all heart disease and stroke clinical research has focussed on men.
- cause of premature death in women in Canada is heart disease and stroke.
- of women who experience a heart attack have their symptoms go unrecognized.
How we’ll work together to save more women
Expand the scope of research
Accelerate advances to drive new knowledge and innovation in women’s heart and brain health.
Empower women with knowledge
Help them understand their unique symptoms and risks and advocate for access to the care they need
Transform women’s healthcare journey
Partner to develop new models of care and equip healthcare professionals with emerging evidence on women’s heart and brain health.
Address systemic barriers
Ensure that all women in Canada get the care and support they need for optimal heart and brain health.
Close the research gap to save more women.
Lisa Meeches recounts her journey through stroke and the mental health challenges she faced.
Singer, actress and philanthropist Deborah Cox joins Heart & Stroke to raise awareness of women’s heart and brain health.
Dr. Padma Kaul uses data to research ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in women.
Olympic medallist Joannie Rochette talks about her very personal passion for women’s heart health.
Dr. Glen Pyle is investigating how women’s hearts change during menopause, and how to reduce their risk of heart attack.
Michelle Logeot was diagnosed with everything except heart disease… until she had a heart attack.
Dr. Amy Yu researches the reasons why women fare worse than men after stroke.