Expert Alert - Struck by Cupid's Arrow? - CIHR experts discuss matters of the heart this February during Heart Health Month



    OTTAWA, Feb. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Sustaining a loving relationship is seldom
as simple as giving chocolate, flowers and crimson-coloured cinnamon hearts.
From the excitement and anxiety of new relationships to the comfort and warmth
of lasting relationships, factors such as physical, mental, emotional and
sexual health all affect our quality time with our loved ones.
    In light of February being Heart Health Month, several researchers funded
by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research are available to talk about
matters of the heart, spanning from relationships and love to heart health
issues.

    Don't stress, it's bad for the heart!

    Dr. Peter Liu, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory
    and Respiratory Health (Toronto)


    Understanding the gender differences in sexual response

    Dr. Meredith Laurel Chivers, CIHR-funded researcher at the Center for
    Addictions and Mental Health (Toronto)


    Lonely hearts -- Coping with Valentine's Day when you're single

    Dr. John Cairney, CIHR-funded researcher at the Center for Addictions and
    Mental Health (Toronto)


    Keeping your heart healthy: Ottawa team identifies genes that increases
    heart disease risk

    Dr. Robert Roberts, CIHR-funded researcher, University of Ottawa Heart
    Institute (Ottawa)


    Is there a difference between men's and women's heart attack symptoms?
    Does it matter?

    Dr. Pamela Anne Ratner, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of
    British Columbia (Vancouver)


    Heart Diseases: What happens after surgery?

    Dr. Manon Choinière, CIHR-funded researcher at the Montreal Heart
    Institute (Quebec)

    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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For further information:

For further information: For an interview, please contact: David
Coulombe, CIHR Media Specialist, Office: (613) 941-4563, Mobile: (613)
808-7526, mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


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