Every 20 MINUTES a
woman dies from cardiac
disease in Canada
These numbers need to change.
This holiday season, your gift to Calgary Health Foundation will be doubled until December 31st and help fund transformative clinical care and innovative research to better understand the prevention and treatment of women’s cardiovascular disease throughout the lifespan.
Our world-class researchers and clinicians are working tirelessly to change the future of women’s cardiac health. Our team of researchers at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute at Foothills Medical Centre are focusing on sex and gender-related factors when it comes to cardiac disease.
Female-specific factors such as hormonal contraception use, complications of pregnancy, menopause and postmenopausal hormone therapy all influence risk of hypertension.