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Coronary Heart Disease vs. Coronary Artery Disease – Are They Different?

Coronary Heart Disease vs. Coronary Artery Disease – Are They Different? The terms coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease are often used interchangeably within the medical profession.  When a person has a build-up of plaque in his/her heart’s arteries, this is known as coronary heart disease. Plaque presents as a sticky, yellow substance that…

What are the different kinds of AED Batteries?

Each of the 7 AED brands available in Canada has created different kinds of model-specific batteries for their AEDs. The brands are: Cardiac-Science, Defibtech, Heartsine, Philips, Physio Control, Schiller, and Zoll. We have outlined a battery comparison and explanation below in hopes of making the choice of which AED to purchase a little easier.  …

Reducing Cardiac Arrest in Pediatric Heart Patients

Congenital heart conditions are common in Canada, and it is important to know how to reduce cardiac arrest in pediatric heart patients. Thanks to medical advancements, the survival rate for children living with heart conditions has greatly improved. However, as caregivers, we want to encourage our children to live healthy lives and promote healthy heart…