March 17, 2022 - The Lancet is one of the oldest medical journals in the world. It has been responsible for publishing some of the most prominent practice changing articles for nearly 200 years. Through esteemed programs of Commissions, editors work with academic partners to identify issues in science, medicine, and global health. Their aim is providing recommendations that change health policy or improve practice. The Lancet Women's and Cardiovascular Disease Commission Report was published in 2021. The lead author Prof. Roxana Mehran and Dr. Birgit Vogel became aware of the International Heart Spasms Alliance and were impressed with their work. The founders of IHSA and two members of the support groups were asked to take part in a web conference to give voice to non-obstructive issues within the Commission's initiative.
May 2022 – Sarah Brown, co-founder of the International Heart Spasms Alliance, was invited to give a presentation to the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) Exercise Professionals Group May 2022 conference. The presentation is titled, "How cardiac rehabilitation can help patients with microvascular and vasospastic angina. A patient’s view". The BACPR represents and serves the interests of all professionals involved in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation.
People from all over the world have their own personal stories and experiences living with Coronary Vasospasms and Microvascular Angina. Watch some of their stories below. Would you like to have your video story featured here too? We would love to hear from you and share your stories with our readers. Contact us today to find out how to have your video story featured on our website someday.
Sarah Brown, one of the founding members of IHSA, was invited by Wondr, an educational platform for Cardiologists, to take part in one of their webinars.
In the presentation, Sarah talks about her experience of trying to find out why she lives with angina, without obstructed coronary arteries.
Cindy McCall, one of the founding members of IHSA, talks about her experience living with Coronary Vasospasms. It wasn’t until she was 35 years old that she was given her Coronary Vasospasms diagnosis.
In this video, Cindy talks about her journey as she suffered a myocardial infarction with non obstructive coronary arteries which led to her diagnosis. She had the typical heart attack symptoms of central stabbing chest pain that went up her neck, down her arm and made her vomit.
Learn all about the symptoms, causes and triggers of these heart conditions.
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