Approximately 2.6 million Canadians have heart disease.
What is heart disease?
Heart disease generally means the heart is not working properly. Ischemic (or coronary) heart disease is the most common type, which refers to the narrowing of the heart’s arteries by a build-up of plaque. This restricts blood and oxygen throughout the body and can lead to a heart attack.
Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. Many risk factors are preventable, such as smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Some risk factors are unfortunately beyond our control, such as age, gender, ethnicity and family history.
At MyHealth Centre, we offer comprehensive cardiac care with state-of-the-art technology, which includes: