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Dining out: How to eat healthy with heart failure

Heart failure has many potential causes such as high blood pressure, excess body weight, high cholesterol, and also diabetes which plays a role in several ways. The connection between diabetes and heart failure starts with high blood sugar levels.   “Over time, high glucose in the bloodstream can damage the arteries, causing them to become

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Symptoms of Heart Failure and What to Look Out For

Heart failure is a serious condition which can affect anyone, however, it can be a difficult disease to diagnose since the symptoms may be subtle at times. “Symptoms may be variable depending on the underlying cause and severity of the patient’s heart failure,” said Sean A. Virani MD, MSc, MPH, FRCPC, FCCS. Dr. Virani is

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Heart failure tools: Support groups and how they can benefit you

Heart failure is on the rise in Canada. It’s often the last stop for people who have experienced a journey through cardiovascular disease, according to a 2016 report on The Burden of Heart Failure, published by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Regardless of whether you’re aged 18 or 68 being diagnosed with heart failure and

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Managing heart failure in the heat: 6 steps to help make things easier

Temperatures are soaring across Canada, and while we welcome the warmer days, it’s not always easy living with heart failure in high levels of heat and humidity. In fact, these conditions can make things incredibly dangerous for people with cardiovascular health problems. At present, there are approximately 600,000 Canadians living with heart failure, as reported

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How Jamie Barber got a second chance at life with a heart transplant

  Jamie Barber experienced a childhood that most children don’t. He was diagnosed withlymphoma at two years old and received chemotherapy until he was six. Doctors knewthat the amount of chemo he had would damage his heart, and it did. It left him withdilated cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that affects the chambers

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