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Heather Arthur began her career at McMaster University in 1981 as a Lecturer with the School of Nursing. She held the position of a tenured Full Professor with the School.

Heather ​held a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University, a Master of Science in Nursing (Cardiac), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto. Heather’s principal areas of interest ​were in Cardiac Rehabilitation; Type A Behaviour Pattern/ Hostility related to coronary heart disease (CHD); Women and Heart Disease; and psychosocial and behavioural predictors of CHD and recovery/rehabilitation from CHD.  

Heather held the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/Michael G. DeGroote Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research and was also Chief Scientific Officer at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). 

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  • Arthur, H.M*., Smith, K.M., Natarajan, M.K. (2007). Quality of life at referral predicts outcome of elective coronary artery angiogram. International Journal of Cardiology, May 7; (Epub ahead of print).
  • Arthur, H.M*, Gunn, E., Thorpe, K., Martin Ginis, K., Mataseje, L., McCartney, N., McKelvie, R. Effect of aerobic vs combined aerobic-strength training on 1-year, post-cardiac rehabilitation outcomes in women after a cardiac event. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2007; 39(9), 730-735.

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