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Can Aeds Be Stored Outside?

Winter brings unique challenges for storing AEDs. With cold temperatures, snow, and ice, it’s important to consider how these conditions can affect AED functionality. On the warmer side of things, summer also doesn’t bode well for AEDs that aren’t protected from the excessive summer sun and heat.     Today, we’ll be addressing the question ‘Can…

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Can Heart Failure Be Reversed?

In Canada, 750,000 people live with heart failure, a condition where the heart can’t pump blood effectively, with a further 100,000 Canadians diagnosed every year. Contrary to what the name suggests, heart failure doesn’t mean the heart has stopped, but rather that it’s not working as efficiently as it should.    A popular question among…

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Why is My Heartbeat So Fast?

Halloween is almost here, and with it comes all kinds of fun scares that might make our hearts beat faster.    But, what about those other times when our hearts race, and there’s no scare in sight? Sometimes, a fast heartbeat might be telling us something important about our heart health that we shouldn’t ignore.…

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The REAL Story of Smoking and Heart Health

According to the World Health Organization, 22.3% of the world’s population smoke, which contributes to an annual toll of 8 million deaths attributed to tobacco use.    Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, but its effects on the heart are particularly profound. It’s a leading risk factor for heart disease, and the impact…

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Are There Different Types of Heart Disease?

Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, represents a collection of conditions that affect the structure and function of the heart. It is a leading cause of death globally (killing one Canadian every five minutes), signifying a major health concern. Heart disease can manifest in several forms, from clogged arteries preventing the flow of blood…