Cardiologist C. Noel Bairey Merz is a pioneer in women's heart health research and is an advocate for awareness of the heart disease and specifically its threat to women. Doctor Noel Bairey Merz is currently a director of the Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and argues that heart disease needs an awareness campaign on par with breast cancer crusade.
Dr. Noel Bairey Merz discusses the scientific differences in plaque build up in the hearts of women and explores the symptoms present in women during a heart attack that differ from that of men. One specific example of this difference is that during heart attacks, men's arteries explode while women's erode. This key difference, according to Dr. Noel Bairey Merz, is not recognized enough, and is working diligently to bring the issue to the forefront of medical research.