Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure and how is it a risk factor for heart disease? It is the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system and is the measured by two numbers: systolic and diastolic pressure. High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, often known...

Helping Men Deal with the Emotional Impact of Heart Disease

  Men and women tend to deal with life changing circumstances differently. Heart disease is no exception, and the issues men experience often are not specifically addressed. “Cultural expectations are that men shouldn’t show any emotions because that’s somehow...

It Takes 26 Seconds

Disponible seulement en anglais With Dr. Andrew Pipe of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. www.ottawamodel.ca...

Smoking Cessation Myth Busters

 1) NICOTINE PATCHES WILL INTERFERE WITH MY MEDICATIONS. FALSE – Nicotine patches are safe to use with all medications. SMOKING interferes with almost all medications. 2) I HAVE TRIED TOO MANY TIMES BEFORE, I CLEARLY CANNOT SUCCEED. FALSE – Having tried before is a...

Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

A good night’s sleep restores energy, improves performance and generally makes you feel better. Getting the right amount of sleep is also important for good heart health. A South Korean study of more than 47,000 adults found that people who sleep about seven hours a...