A Typical Heart

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    A Typical Heart is a documentary exploring the deadly disparity between male and female heart disease, through the lens of healthcare professionals,
    researchers, patients, and their families.

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    A Typical Heart

    • Alberta
    • Length: 22:11
    • Director: Chris Beauchamp & Laura Beauchamp
    • Genre: Documentary
    • Topics: Health
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    A documentary exploring the deadly disparity between male and female heart disease.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 17 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    Chris Beauchamp ,  Alberta

    Synopsis

    31,000 women will die of heart disease this year, which makes it the leading cause of premature death among women. More women have been dying of heart disease than men since the 1980s, but it's still thought of as a man's disease. Paramedics are taught to look for the “atypical symptoms” of women’s heart attack: like nausea, abdominal/neck/back pain. But why are these symptoms called “atypical” when women are more than half the population? A Typical Heart is a documentary exploring the deadly disparity between male and female heart disease, through the lens of healthcare professionals, researchers, patients, and their families.

    Links

    Facebook Page
    Ms. Understood - Heart and Stroke Foundation Report
    Paramedic Services Week 2018
    Fanshawe College Research Presentation- Ms. Understood

    The Team

    Our team is built out of a group of Peace Region filmmakers who have worked together on a number of projects in the past, but nothing quite of this scale, or importance. We have a group of people with the compassion to tell a compelling human story.


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