Dr. Mukherjee recognises the responsibility of being one of less than 20 (less than 5%) female interventional cardiologists in Australia and New Zealand. An important part of her research is on identifying the differences in coronary artery disease symptoms and treatment between men and women which would lead to better CVD outcomes in women.
She also plays an active role towards bringing in gender equity in cardiology through various initiatives and speaking opportunities including a leadership role in Victorian Women in Cardiology (Vic Wic) agenda. She contributes to the advancement of medical knowledge
She has presented her research at poster sessions at global platforms like CRT 2020 in Washington DC and ESC 2019 CONGRESS in Paris among others. She has participated in several clinical research projects globally. She speaks internationally on increasing awareness on the two areas close to her heart, i.e. Women’s Cardiovascular issues and gender equity for Women Cardiologists and Physicians.
Women’s Heart Disease
Dr Swati Mukherjee has special interest in Women’s heart health given that it is the single largest killer for Australian women, three times that of breast cancer – a total of 9000 women died in 2018 due to Cardiac Health related issues.
She has studied the various contributing factors and established the referral patterns from primary health providers. She has worked on both therapeutics and diagnostic interventions to diagnose / treat / identify / prevent events for women with high risk for CVD, CHD and CAD.