Heart Attack

Heart Attack Fatalities Could Be Reduced By Recognizing These Warning Signs

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Living

And don't be afraid to get a second opinion.

Heart Attack 101: What Men And Women Should Know

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women worldwide. In 2016, actor Carrie Fisher died of a heart attack along with approximately 17.5 million other people around the world. Heart disease has edged out cancer as the leading killer worldwide for the past few years.

The Princess At The Heart Of Bipolar Disorder

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It is well-known that heart disease is society's leading killer. In contrast, it is largely unrecognized that people with bipolar disorder are at particularly high risk of heart disease.

Ex-Finance Minister Blames Heart Attack On Bank Bailout

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business

"I hadn't expected this immense sum."

Mediterranean Diet Can Help Those Struggling With Heart Disease

AFP Relaxnews | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Living

Just another reason to adopt the Mediterranean diet.

8 Ways To Reduce Your Heart Age

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living

A young heart is a healthy heart.

The Secret Pain Of Caretakers

Lenora Thompson | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada
Lenora Thompson

Staring up at the constellation Orion on a crisp winter's night, I wonder how much longer I can bear the pain. The pain of watching my husband cringe ...

A New Option for Heart Disease Prevention

Dr. James Aw | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. James Aw

If your cholesterol score is proving tricky to lower, and you've tried other methods, then it's possible these drugs can help you. And the next trick? Cutting the costs for these drugs as effectively as the drugs cut cholesterol levels -- solve that, and we'll be that much closer to a revolution in cardiac care.

How Microbes Could Give You a Heart Attack

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Twenty years ago, heart disease was the number one killer of Canadians. That number has dropped over the years thanks in part to research examining the causes of heart attacks and recommendations for better preventative behaviours. Despite this drop, there is still much to be learned about how heart attacks happen. One of the most studied causes is the atherosclerotic lesion, better known as plaque. This accumulation of cells, fats, minerals, and other organic material tend to accumulate in the arteries as we age. If buildup happens to occur in the coronary artery, cardiac arrest may inevitably happen.

The Little Blue Miracle Pill We Should All Take

Gillian Mandich | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

Blueberries in particular are showing berry exciting promise as research has linked the consumption of blueberries with a modest decrease in blood pressure in various groups of people with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension).

Don't Believe These 5 Heart Health Myths

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

While the risk of heart trouble increases as you get older, a growing number of people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors at younger ages. Poor lifestyle choices are often to blame, including sedentary living, smoking and unhealthy diets.

Heart Attack Signs To Watch Out For

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Living

The stats are sobering: there are about 70,000 heart attacks in Canada every year, or one every seven minutes. Nearly 16,000 Canadians die each ye...

How Good Oral Hygiene Can Protect Your Heart

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

As with many scientific and medical breakthroughs, the discovery of the link between gum and cardiovascular diseases started off rather unexpectedly. Back in 1989, a group in Finland wanted to find out if heart disease could be linked to other chronic diseases. They did the usual blood analysis to detect heart problems and also conducted other medical examinations not unlike what a family doctor might do. They expected something but never imagined they would find a link between the inevitably fatal problems with a rather common condition many of us have: gum disease.

How Stress Can Cause Heart Attacks

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living

Scientists said Sunday they may have unravelled how chronic stress leads to heart attack and stroke: triggering overproduction of disease-fighting whi...

Bacteria Could Increase Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Heart health is a complex study and requires a proper lifestyle to maintain. Yet, as the researchers have shown, should there appear to be signs of problems, such as continual chest pains, palpitations, lightheadedness, shortness of breath and fatigue; there may be yet another option for diagnosis and treatment to avoid a heartbreaking end.

The Shocking Sexism Inherent To Heart Attack Diagnoses

Marilyn Linton | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

This is a study about gender differences and the first of its kind to look at sex-related differences in and determinants of access to care within a population of younger people who have had heart attacks, McGill University psychologist Dr. Roxanne Pelletier, lead author, told me. "In the last decade the incidence of heart attacks have been increasing in younger people and even more quickly in women compared to men. Our team thinks that gender-related characteristics play a role in that."

How To Incorporate Physical Activity Into Your Life

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

There are so many ways and reasons to be active, finding motivation should be easy. The Heart and Stroke foundation is giving you one more. Don't have a heart attack. When you are deciding to skip out on physical fitness, think about not having a heart attack. It should motivate you to avoid the couch and do a little more to stay a little healthy.

The Good News About Having A Heart Attack In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living

More Canadians are surviving heart attacks and stroke than ever before, according to a new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Monday. ...

Gardening Can Be Good For Your Heart

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Living

Mowing the lawn or washing the car are among simple activities that can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by almost 30 per cent in people over...

Even Health-Conscious Consumers Find It Hard to Maintain a Healthy Diet

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It's a proven fact that most people change their eating habits and lifestyle choices only after a serious health scare such as a heart attack or a dia...

What People With Chest Pains Should Know...

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - People who are at high risk for heart disease and who have been treated in an emergency room for chest pains do better over the long-term if...

Clinic Tells Heart Attack Patient: Pay Or Get Out

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON -- An Edmonton family is calling for a formal investigation after a man having a heart attack was refused care at a walk-in clinic. Krist...

Reducing Salt Intake Could Put Years on Your Life

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Less salt in our food supply could save at least half a million Americans from dying prematurely over the next ten years, according to separate studie...

The Simple Step That Could Save Your Life During Heart Attack

Brett Beaulieu | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Brett Beaulieu

In January 2005, when I was only 11 years old I was told that my dad had suffered a heart attack. It took nearly half an hour for the ambulance to arrive and unfortunately, no one knew about the benefits of chewing ASA/Aspirin or had any available. Sadly, he passed away in the ambulance before it could reach the hospital. Since then, my brother Andrew and I have been on a mission to help other families by spreading awareness about the importance chewing ASA in the event of a heart attack.

How to Love Your Heart this February

Tom W. Watson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada Living
Tom W. Watson

February is Heart Month in Canada. For those of you who pledge to lose weight and get in better shape this year, I encourage you to stay true to your resolution -- make sustainable changes in your lives so you can achieve the goals you know you should.