HeartLife is hoping to help Canadians monitor their health a little better thanks to a generous donation from Servier Canada. At present, more than half a million people are living with heart failure in Canada, and it’s the most rapidly-rising cardiovascular disease in the country. Each individual’s experience of heart failure is unique, regardless of
There are an estimated 26 million people living with heart failure worldwide. Typically, a healthy heart beats approximately 100,000 times per day. However, anything that affects the pumping action of the heart has an effect on our body and how we feel. With heart failure, the heart cannot efficiently pump all of the blood your
There are more than 600,000 people living with heart failure in Canada. However, more than one in four people do not know what this chronic illness is, and almost half think that it can be cured, according to research conducted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. There is no cure for heart failure at present.
As the evolution of Canada’s healthcare system continues, an increasing number of Canadians are surviving heart attacks and other acute cardiac conditions, consequently increasing their susceptibility to developing chronic heart failure, as reported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. At present, there is no cure for the illness, and symptoms can be unpredictable, resulting in
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness like heart failure instantly makes you think about the rest of your life. “How will this impact my family? Will I be able to do the things I love? Can I travel?” These are common questions that every heart failure patient has. According to the Ted Rogers Centre For
On August 8, a special event took place at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver to celebrate a major milestone – 500 heart transplants in British Columbia. Heart transplant recipients, the transplant care team at St. Paul’s Hospital, representatives from BC Transplant and Public Health Services Authority, and Health Minister Adrian Dix, joined together for the occasion. The
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