Carolyn Thomas is known to many for her award winning blog "Heart Sisters" which raises many issues and covers topics that are important to learn about women and Heart Disease. Her book is an excellent resource for understanding Heart Disease and learning to navigate living well with it. We are pleased to make the purchasing links available here...
A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press). "This is the book I wished I could have found as a freshly-diagnosed heart patient!”
You can ask for it at your local library or bookshops (please support your favourite independent bookseller) or order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at Amazon.ca or order directly from Johns Hopkins University Press (use their code HTWN to save 30% off the US$ list price).
how we started...
Canadian Women with Medical Heart Issues FaceBook (FB) Support Community started in 2017 to meet the need for casual support for women who were diagnosed with or at risk of heart disease or heart failure. We now have 1200+ members across Canada.
My name is Jackie Ratz and I have been living with Heart Failure since 2017. I was motivated to start the FB group after I recognized I needed support and was unable to find adequate Canadian supports either in person or on-line. I continue to advocate to increase supports and knowledge for women everywhere in Canada. I hope you find the products inspiring... we have lots of work to do as Heart Disease continues as the #1 killer of women in Canada.
Based in Manitoba, we acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota & Dene people & the traditional homeland of the Métis people.
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