TF1 gets mobilized for the heart of women



On Sunday, the 28th of September 2014 during the 8 pm news, Claire Chazal has presented the engagement of the Cardio-Vascular Research Foundation-Institut de France for research on the heart of women.. 

A report more than two minutes long, filmed in the office of Professor Jean-Noël Fabiani, head of the cardio-vascular surgery service of the Georges Pompidou Hospital, who referred to the famous Study of Farmingham, a study on American epidemiology of 1948, who has worked on the cardio-vascular diseases of men only, leaving out women. This negligence, proves that an epidemiology of the heart is necessary, which doesn’t forget to include women, whose actual life has upset the numbers, making cardio-vascular diseases the first reason for the death of women after 55.

A report which also points out that it is high time to bring forward a research which doesn’t forget the sex of the diseases. This absence of parity is still very frequent in the laboratories, where the examinations are made in great majority on male animals. But women and men don’t have the same chromosomes. This difference of gene expression has been explained by Professor and Geneticist Claudine Junien namely by going back to the different reaction of women to drug-treatments.

A great merci to the editors of health subjects of TF1 for having alerted the great public of the necessity of an equal cardio-vascular research which the Cardio-Vascular Research Foundation has initiated. And thisthanks to launching the first scientific council dedicated to the programmes for cardio-vascular diseases of women on the 30th of September 2014.