HEART DISEASE & HEART FAILURE: THE TOLL
Heart disease includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation.
9 in 10 Canadians over the age of 20
have at least one risk factor for heart disease.
Heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
OVER 75% of the worlds deaths from heart disease
occur in low- and middle-income countries
Heart failure is a type of heart disease that occurs when the heart is not able to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body. With healthy lifestyle changes and new treatment options, patients can manage their condition very well.
Canadians are living with heart failure.
new cases of heart failure will be diagnosed in Canada this year.
Heart failure is the most rapidly rising heart disease among Canadians.