Heart Attack

Don't Believe These 5 Heart Health Myths

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 02.27.2015 | 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.

The Population More Likely To Suffer From Heart Attacks

CBC | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living

First Nations people are more likely to be admitted to hospital for a heart attack and at an earlier age than residents of areas with a low aboriginal...

Are Heart Attack Symptoms Different For Women?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Living

A sharp pain in the chest could mean one thing for women and another for men. According to a recent study from The Society for Vascular Surgery, e...

Alzheimer's: Goodbye, My Love

Joan Sutton | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

2012-09-11-Alzheimersbanner2.png What Nancy Reagan called the long goodbye has, for me, come to an end. My beloved husband has died, peacefully, in his own home, surrounded by people who loved him. It was indeed, a long goodbye. Seven years spent with Alzheimer's. And a final year, playing hide and seek with death.

Dancing With Death

Andrea Paine | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

A close family member recently had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. She passed away last Sunday. Ten days after suffering the heart attack. She had her last dance. Her name was on death's dance card that day.

Alzheimers: Caregiving, Seven Years Later

Joan Sutton | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

2012-09-11-Alzheimersbanner2.png This month, my husband and I enter the seventh year of living with Alzheimer's (AD). The past seven years have been years of learning, of facing the inevitability of age, and what aging means, of stretching myself to accept new responsibilities. I am no longer the only caregiver.

What My Dad Taught Me Before He Died

Carmela Antolino | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Living
Carmela Antolino

When my dad passed away it was by far the worst day of my life. All the anti-rejection drugs that were keeping his heart pumping were slowly deteriorating his other organs. We knew this day would eventually come, but none of us really wanted to accept it. Really, how can anyone be prepared to lose their parent?

How to Eat Healthy and Avoid Heart Attack

Brandie Silva | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Living
Brandie Silva

About a year ago I was standing outside a crowded bar in a famous mid-town Milan high street, crying into my phone. I had just found out my mother had a heart attack and needed to be operated on. Those tears were not flowing because of fear, sorrow or empathy. No. They were hot, stinging streams of anger running down my face.

Heart Failure Rates Drop In Ontario, But This Group Is Still At Risk

CP | Gustavo Vieira, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A study that looked at the number of new cases of heart failures in Ontario over a decade suggests the rates of incidence have dropped signi...

Shocker! Tasers May Cause Death

Josh Bowman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada
Josh Bowman

Though incidences of Taser-related deaths have fallen out of the spotlight of late, a new study links the devices with death. If death is a possible consequence of Taser use, particularly when it comes to individuals who may have mental health or drug abuse issues, shouldn't that suggest much more cautious use of these devices?

A Letter From Your Heart

Mairlyn Smith | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Living
Mairlyn Smith

Are you trying to kill me? I'm beating over 100,000 times every single day to keep all systems going. I don't want to brag or anything, but without me you'd be dead. OK, I'll admit the brain is helpful, but it has such a huge ego -- and I'm the one doing all of the work. I'm just not getting any respect.