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Cardiologist will bike to help put global epidemic of heart disease on the map

Dr. Heather Ross, cardiologist at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, discusses her Test Your Limits initiative, which will next month include her seventh adventure in 11 years when she and her team, which includes a heart and kidney transplant patient, will tackle the Himalayas on their bikes. (Video UHN/PMCC)
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Not often will anyone make such a claim.

But Dr. Heather Ross, heart failure and cardiac transplant specialist, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, UHN, freely admits it: "My ultimate goal is to put myself out of business as a cardiologist."

Test Your Limits, the initiative Dr. Ross launched in 2006 to raise awareness and funds for heart disease research and organ donation, will next month embark on its seventh adventure in 11 years when she and her team, which includes a heart and kidney transplant patient, will tackle the Himalayas on their bikes.

Dr. Ross' personal and professional mission was captured in a cardiovascular health insert, which recently appeared in the National Post.

Read the entire eight-page National Post insert here​.

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Dr. Ross and team at the South Pole in 2013
(L to R) Dr. Michel White, cardiologist, Montreal Heart Institute, Dr. Diego Delgado, cardiologist, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Dr. Heather Ross, and Dale Shippam, heart transplant patient, celebrate during their Test Your Limits trek to the South Pole in 2013. (Photo: Courtesy Heather Ross)

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