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St. Michael’s cardiologist writes book to encourage heart healthy Canadians

Toronto, February 13, 2013

By Kate Taylor

Heart Health for Canadians book cover
Cover of Heart Health for Canadians - The Definitive Guide

Dr. Beth Abramson can now add “author” to her resume.

Later this month, her book Heart Health for Canadians - The Definitive Guide will hit bookstores around the country.

“Heart disease is the leading health threat in Canada,” said Dr. Abramson. “Over my many years in practice, I have seen the need for a go-to guide for patients and their families. This book goes into details on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease.”

The book suggests tips such as incorporating activity into your every day routine, eating a low fat diet and trying to maintain a healthy body weight.

“The most important take-home message is to be proactive,” she said. “To learn the questions to ask and to know your risk.”

Proceeds from the book launch on Jan. 30 are going toward raising money for a chair in cardiac prevention and women's health. Dr. Abramson said the chair will focus on how to close the gender gap and reduce cardiovascular disease in women, how to reduce the risk of recurrent heart attack in both women and men and focus on educating the public about preventative measures.