Cardio Vascular Disease & World Cardiologists : The World Health Organization estimates that 16.7 million people around the globe die of cardiovascular disease (CVD) each year. CVD respects no geographic, gender, or socioeconomic boundaries. It is now more common in India and China than in all economically developed countries combined, while remaining the leading cause of death in Europe.
According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 81
million American adults (more than one in three) have one or more types of CVD. The good news is that death rates from cardiovascular diseases are declining in some nations. In the US, for example, they fell by 29 percent between 1996 and 2006. The reasons are many and varied, including a growing awareness of prevention and the lifestyle modifications that stave off heart disease: moderating diet, increasing physical activity, and breaking the tobacco habit (1). A list of the world famous cardiologists in the past can be found in Wikipedia (2). Presently Dr Bernard Lown, an American, is probably the most famous cardiologists of the world. Dr Bernard Lown is the original developer of the DC defibrillator and the cardioverter, as well as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Lown is currently Professor of Cardiology Emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Senior Physician Emeritus at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (3). The top ten female cardiologists in the world have been introduced by the Website of RateMeds (4). In Canada, one of the Great Cardiologists is Dr Natalie A. Bottega. Here are some brief notes on the life story of Dr Natalie A. Bottega, her special expertise, and her most important publications:
The Life Story of Dr Natalie Bottega
Natalie Ann Bottega attended medical school at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She completed her cardiology training at McGill University. She did additional training in adult congenital heart disease at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA) and the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). Dr. Bottega is an assistant professor of medicine and staff cardiologist at McGill University Hospital (Montreal, Canada). Her areas of expertise are adult congenital heart disease, pregnancy and heart disease and echocardiography (5).
Her Special Expertise
Dr. Natalie Bottega is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
She has special expertise in four areas: 1. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) 2. Heart Block 3. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 4. Unstable Angina (6).
Her Most Important Publications
1. Elevated Triglycerides, Not Cholesterol, Predict Bioprosthetic Pulmonary Valve Degeneration By Natalie A Bottega, Heidi M Connolly, Joseph A Dearani, and Carole A Warnes (Mayo Clinic, 2006): Circulation 114:II_695 (7)
2. Stenosis of the superior limb of the systemic venous baffle following a Mustard procedure: an under-recognized problem By Natalie A Bottega, Candice K Silversides, Erwin N Oechslin, Kaveesh Dissanayake, Jeanine L Harrison, Yves Provost, and Louise Harris (January 2012): Int J Cardiol ;154(1):32-7 (8)
3. Mirror image atrial dilatation in adult patients with atrial fibrillation and congenital heart disease By Judith Bouchardy, Ariane J Marelli, Giuseppe Martucci, Natalie Bottega, and Judith Therrien (August 2013): Int J Cardiol 26;167(3):816-20 (8)
Some Other Publications
1. Bottega NA, Kapa S, Edwards WD, Connolly HM, Munger TM, Warnes CA, Asirvatham SJ. The Cardiac Veins in Congenitally Corrected Transposition of The Great Arteries: Delivery Options for Cardiac Devices. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Oct;6(10):1450-6
2. Bouchardy J, Therrien J, Pilote L, Ionescu-Ittu R, Martucci G, Bottega N, Marelli AJ. Atrial Arrhythmias in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. Circulation. 2009 Oct 27; 120(17):1679-86 3. Bernier M, Marelli A, Pilote L, Bouchardy J, Bottega N, Martucci G, Therrien J. Atrial Arrhythmias in Adult Patients with Right- Versus Left-Sided Congenital Heart Disease Anomalies. Am J Cardiol 2010 Aug 15; 106(4): 547-51
4. Bernier M, Marelli A, Bouchardy J, Bottega N, Martucci G, Pilote G, Therrien J. Atrial Arrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Right Versus Left Sided Lesions; Does it Matter? J Am Coll Cardiol 2009; 53 (10): 825-904 (Suppl A)
5. Lowe BS, Therrien J, Bottega N, Bouchardy J, Guo L, Ionescu-Ittu R, Pilote L, Martucci G, Marellia AJ. Pulmonary Hypertension Compounds Hospitalization and mortality in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: A Population-Based Study (Suppl A). J Am Coll Cardiol 2009; 53 (10): 825-904 (9)
Some Other Info: 1. Etymology of Natalie: From the Late Latin name Natalia, which meant "Christmas Day" from Latin "natale domini". This was the name of the wife of the 4th-century martyr Saint Adrian of Nicomedia. Read more here
2. Dr Natalie Bottega is married and she now lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1. According to many patients who visited Dr Natalie A Bottega, she is an amazing person and a very experienced doctor. Lots of people also admit that Dr Natalie Bottega is the best physician they have ever had. Dr Natalie Bottega really listens to her patients and truly cares about them.
2. With best wishes for Dr Natalie A.Bottega
Manouchehr Saadat Noury, PhD
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