About

The Women’s Cardiovascular Health program is the first research program in British Columbia to focus on sex-based differences in cardiovascular disease. It has been established by the University of British Columbia and Providence Health Care.

The UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Professorship in Women’s Cardiovascular Health, held by Dr. Karin Humphries, will develop a focused and integrated vision for cardiovascular care, education and research for women throughout the province, including rural communities.

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Recent News

Heart diesease often hits women the hardest . March 27, 2013, The Georgia Straight

Heart attacks on the rise in younger Canadians, experts say . February 11, 2013, Global News

Recent Publications

Toggweiler S, Humphries KH, Lee M, Binder RK, Moss RR, Freeman M, Ye J, Cheung A, Wood DA, Webb JG. 5-year outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013 Jan 29; 61(4):413-9.

Sedlak T, Lee M, Izadnegahdar M, Bairey Merz C, Gao M, Humphries KH.  Sex differences in clinical outcomes in patients with stable angina and no obstructive coronary artery disease.  Am Heart J 2013: in press

Avgil Tsadok M, Jackevicius CA, Rahme E, Humphries KH, Behlouli H, Pilote L. Sex differences in stroke risk among older patients with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation.  JAMA 2012; 307(18):1952-8.

Humphries KH, Toggweiler S, Rodés-Cabau J, Nombela-Franco L, Dumont E, Wood DA, Willson AB, Binder RK, Freeman M, Lee MK, Gao M, Izadnegahdar M, Ye J, Cheung A, Webb JG.  Sex Differences in Mortality after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Sep 4;60(10):882-6. Epub 2012 Jul 18.

Humphries KH, Izadnegahdar M, Mackay MH.  Sex Differences in Presentation of Myocardial Infarction. JAMA. 2012 Jun 20;307(23):2486-7.

Lear SA, Chockalingam A, Kohli S, Richardson CG, Humphries KH.  Elevation in Cardiovascular Disease Risk in South Asians Is Mediated by Differences in Visceral Adipose Tissue.  Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jun;20(6):1293-300. Epub 2012 Jan 26.