Heart & Vascular Program
Diseases & Conditions
Every year in Canada, strokes and coronary heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease, account for 18 million visits to physicians, eight million days spent in hospitals, and 36 per cent of all deaths nationwide. Heart diseases are the number one cause of death and sickness for Canadians, and with approximately 80,000 individuals affected yearly, the cost of diagnosing, treating and coping with heart disease and stroke annually exceeds $16 billion.
We believe patient education is crucial to reversing these figures. Please browse these pages for information on common diseases, conditions and concerns affiliated with heart disease.