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1 in 6 women will get a heart attack or stroke in their lifetime...
Chris Bankes Sivewright
5,736 students enrolled
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Identify risk factors for a stroke and a heart attack - those they can control and those they cannot
Control the controllable, be aware of the others
Greatly minimise their chances of a stroke/heart attack!
Identify risk factors for heart attacks
Learn many different ways to reduce stress - the big killer!

Notice: Please do NOT enrol on this course on impulse, thinking you might watch it later. Maybe show an interest on impulse, yes, but before you enrol, watch the Preview videos, read the Course Description and then make a decision. If you then enrol then please start the course as soon as possible. Watch the lectures, look at the workbooks and join in the discussions. Joining my courses is a serious business and I want you to get the most out of your study – but I also want you to enjoy the course.

That is why I am asking that you only enrol because you really want to and that you start the course intending to make full use of all the resources.

You will be very welcome.

This course now has a brand new section on preventing heart attacks in women.



1. Stroke kills about twice as many women as breast cancer each year. In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death for women. Stroke also kills more women than men each year. A stroke can leave you permanently disabled

Source: Women’s Health

2. Stroke is no friend to women. It kills more women than men and women have more strokes than men.

Source: Stroke Org

3. There are TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND THREE STUDENTS ON THIS COURSE (October 2019) but TWO have finished the course and only THIRTY have done more than 50%

There are MORE risk factors for women than men – but how many are well known? Even if you are aware of the risks do you know how to reduce them?

You have NOTHING to lose in taking this course – and everything to gain. But this course is not just for you but for your family, your friends, your partner, your neighbours – it is for everyone, but especially for women.

What’s covered:

  • Weightloss
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Yoga
  • Risk factors
  • Statins

Let’s cut to the chase: the aim of this course is to save your life.

The course includes a workbook:


Chapter 1 What causes TIAs?


  • What is a TIA?
  • Why it is important
  • What are the causes of a TIA?
  • How is a TIA diagnosed?
  • Treatment for a TIA
  • Symptoms of a ministroke
  • Reducing the risk
  • Medication and side effects


Chapter 2 Studies


  • Studies
  • Residual symptoms of a TIA
  • Role of brain imaging in TIA
  • TIA and common mimics


Chapter 3 Return to TIAs


  • TIA facts
  • Symptoms of a stroke
  • How a TIA is diagnosed
  • Therapy


Chapter 4 Stroke quiz


(A link to a site that has a) stroke quiz


Chapter 5 Comments


Comments about TIAs


Chapter 6 Return to risk factors


Risk factors


Chapter 7 Chameleons, panic attacks and TIAs


  • Could the TIA be a panic attack?
  • Anxiety or mini stroke
  • Panic attack v heart attack


Chapter 8 Food


Foods increasing stroke risk


Chapter 9 Dr Malcolm Kendrick


Very interesting extracts from his blog, about strokes


Chapter 10 Risk calculator


Links and explanations about various stroke risk calculators


In conclusion





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