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Recognizing Heart Disease in Women 2020

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Category:

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Sub-Category:

Sub-Category: GENERAL – HEALTH

Resolution Number:

700.20.37

Club:

London

Province:

Ontario

Year:

2020

Status:

Open

Background:

BACKGROUND: Symptoms for heart disease and heart attacks in women are different than symptoms for men. Statistics prove that mortality rates from heart disease in women are higher than those experienced by men. More research funding for heart disease has been spent on men. Health issues that are unique to women, such as pregnancy, birth control, and menopause result in greater risk of heart disease in women than in men. It has been recognized that some health issues such as diabetes can lead to increased incidents of heart disease in women. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has issued several reports centred around heart disease in women, such as “Ms. Understood” and “HeartSmart Women: A Guide to Living With and Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke” and implemented several effective awareness campaigns, the most recent being #TimeToSeeRed.
Investing in awareness campaigns, as more research is conducted upon women and results are made known, will help overcome this lack of knowledge in all levels of health care. The result will be that more women will be aware of the symptoms, they will be properly diagnosed and treated for their heart disease in the future.

Comments:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada) urges the Government of Canada, specifically the Minister of Health, the Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Minister of Seniors, to implement findings of new research and use current knowledge of the differences in heart attacks between men and women in future heart disease awareness campaigns and support agencies such as The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada that already have campaigns in place.

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Article ID: 13337