Local Expert Researcher in Women’s Heart Disease Available for Comment


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Women’s Heart Alliance, a collaboration between the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, is expected to release the results of a commissioned survey of women ages 25-60 about perceptions around heart disease.

    Amanda Jo LeBlanc, Ph.D., a researcher at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, is available today as a local expert source on this topic.

    Dr. LeBlanc’s research is related to gender-related differences in tissue-engineered approaches to treating ischemic heart disease. In addition, her research has shown that sex differences in the way myocardial infarctions present in patients warrant sex-specific cardiac therapies. Her previous research has identified the impaired signaling mechanisms involved in coronary blood flow in males vs. females.

    To schedule an interview with Dr. LeBlanc, contact Kathy Keadle at 502-379-0688 or Kathy.keadle@louisville.edu