All About the Heart for World Heart Day

All About the Heart for World Heart Day

All About the Heart for World Heart Day On September 29th, the world is coming together to bring awareness to the leading cause of death, cardiovascular disease (CVD). Over 600,000 Canadians are currently living with cardiovascular problems, yet not everyone understands how it impacts their lives, how to live with it, and how it can…

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…