OTTAWA, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ -
WHO: Olympic skating star Joannie Rochette is teaming with the
University of Ottawa Heart Institute for iheartmom - a dynamic new
initiative to fight heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.
WHAT: See the videos at www.iheartmom.ca of Joannie and others who
explain why women of all ages need to know about the dangers of
Videos of the Top Ten Things Women Should Know about Heart Disease
and more are available on our YouTube channel at
http://www.youtube.com/user/ottawaheart or by visiting the Heart
Institute page on Facebook at http://bit.ly/HeartInstituteFacebook
Learn more about women and heart disease on the Heart Institute
web site at
Read the stories from women who are sharing their experience of
heart disease in a discussion on the Heart Institute page on
Facebook at http://bit.ly/HeartInstituteFacebook
Views photos of our launch with Joannie and more on Flickr at
WHY: It is not generally recognized that heart disease is the leading
killer of women. Through the Heart Institute Joannie is helping to
boost awareness of the disease, increase prevention measures and
generate more heart research, and raise funds.
In 2005, more than 25,000 Canadian women died from heart disease.
That represents 50% of all deaths from heart disease. Risk of the
disease in women increases with age and the onset of menopause.
Yet, heart attack is not uncommon in women in their 30s.
SOURCE Ottawa Heart Institute, University of Ottawa
For further information: For further information: Marlene Orton, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, (613) 761-4427, email@example.com