Experts available to comment on health research aimed at maintaining a
OTTAWA, Nov. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Cardiovascular disease accounts for the
death of more Canadians than any other disease(1). What effect do traffic and
air pollution have on heart disease? Why do people stop taking statin
prescriptions? Does treating atrial fibrillation in hospital make economic
sense? These are all valuable questions being asked by experts recently
awarded funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Health researchers are available to speak on heart health and about their
newly funded health research projects and how their work will make a
difference in the lives of Canadians.
Loud noise, bad air - bad heart? What effects do traffic noise and air
pollution have on heart disease?
Dr. Hugh Davies, CIHR-funded-researcher from University of British
Treating atrial fibrillation in hospital - does it make economic sense?
Dr. Vidal Essebag, CIHR-funded researcher from McGill University
Estrogen and a healthy heart - the role of estrogen receptor activation
Dr. William Pyle, CIHR-funded research from the University of Guelph
The procedure was successful - so why does my chest hurt? Examining the
prevalence and prediction of chest pain following angioplasty
Dr. Heather Arthur, CIHR-funded researcher from McMaster University
Statins save lives - but only if you take them
Dr. Jacques LeLorier, CIHR-funded research from the Montreal Heart
Institute, University of Montreal (Montreal)
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
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1) Heart and Stroke Foundation:
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Coulombe, CIHR Media Specialist, (613) 941-4563, Mobile: (613) 808-7526,