What Causes Cardiovascular Disease?

What Causes Cardiovascular Disease? In Canada, an estimated 1.3 million people are affected by cardiovascular (aka heart) disease. While some suffer from congenital (from birth) heart disease others acquire the condition later in life, due to a variety of factors including family history, poor diet and lack of exercise, smoking, drinking alcohol, diabetes, stress and…

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Can (and Should) I Buy an AED for Home?

Can (and Should) I Buy an AED for Home? When we think of AEDs, we often think of them in public places. But did you know that it is just as important to install AEDs in the home? Automatic external defibrillators are life-saving devices that should be placed wherever people are – especially if they…

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Can Anyone Buy an AED?

Can Anyone Buy an AED in Canada? We have heard the staggering statistics many times. Each year, close to 45,000 Canadians will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, having early access to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and an automated external defibrillator (AED) can increase the chances of survival by up…

Heart Healthy Easter Recipes

Healthy eating is an important part of managing heart disease. With Easter coming up, deciding on a heart healthy menu can be overwhelming. While you may instantly think of chocolate eggs and turkey, a traditional Easter meal can include lighter (and heart healthy) foods and ingredients that typically celebrate Spring, such as fish, lamb, and…