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"A TYPICAL HEART" Film Launch & Panel Discussion

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Victoria, BC Canada

St. George's Church, 3909 St. George's Lane

Cadboro Bay

Victoria, BC V8N 4E3

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"A Typical Heart" is a short but unforgettably powerful documentary about women's #1 killer. In fact, heart disease will kill more women this year than all forms of cancer combined. Yet until very recently, most cardiac research has been done only on (white, middle-aged) men, and many women still consider heart disease as a "man's problem".

This remarkable film asks the question: "If women make up over half our population, why are our heart attack symptoms still called ATYPICAL?" It explores the deadly disparity between males and females in cardiac research, diagnostic tools, treatment and outcomes, all through the voices of healthcare professionals, researchers, heart patients and their families.

When you watch this film, you'll immediately understand why reviewers have raved:

  • "Amazing!" - Dr. Sharon Mulvagh, MD
  • "Full of heart and love!" - Dr. Doreen Rabi, MD
  • "Brilliant!" Vesta Giles, filmmaker
  • "Fantastic!" Dr. Najah Andreak, Cardiovascular Surgery Researcher
  • "Powerful!" - Jackie Ratz, heart failure patient
  • "Important!" - Allan Batt, Paramedic
  • "Essential for all health care professionals and the public!" - Morven Dunn, British Heart Foundation
  • "Informative and heart-wrenching!" - Nicole Nickerson, Women's Heart Health Advocate
  • "A must-watch for every woman!" - Jill Murphy, Doctor of Physical Therapy

This FREE Saturday morning event includes the first public screening of "A Typical Heart" in Victoria, followed by a panel discussion featuring three of the eight heart patients interviewed for the documentary:
  1. Laurie Blakeley (Port Alberni) who survived a heart attack caused by a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
  2. Zamira Vicenzino (Victoria) who passed a full physical "with flying colours" just one week before suffering a heart attack caused by five blocked coronary arteries
  3. Carolyn Thomas (Oak Bay) who was misdiagnosed with acid reflux in mid-heart attack and sent home from the ER despite her "textbook" heart attack symptoms
The moderator for the panel discussion is Cardiac Social Worker Barb Field. Admission to this important event is FREE, but space is limited so please reserve your seat early by clicking the green REGISTER button (upper right corner). Coffee/tea and yummy snacks will be served.

SIgn up with the women you love.

Watch the official trailer for "A Typical Heart".

This documentary film was created with financial support from Telus and StoryHive. Producers: Chris Beauchamp and Laura Beauchamp of The Distillery Film Company, and paramedic Cristina D'Alessandro at York Region Paramedic Services.

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St. George's Church, 3909 St. George's Lane

Cadboro Bay

Victoria, BC V8N 4E3

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