Cardiovascular disease is a term that refers to more than one disease of the circulatory system including the heart and blood vessels, whether the blood vessels are affecting the lungs, the brain, kidneys or other parts of the body. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in adult Canadian men and women. There are six types of cardiovascular disease.
Managing cardiovascular disease
- What are heart valve problems and how are they managed?
- What kind of physical activity can I do after a heart attack?
- I've had a heart attack. Is it safe for me to have sex again?
Facts & Figures
Knowledge Development and Exchange
- Cardiovascular Disease Publications
- Canadian Best Practices Portal
- Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada (CDIC)
Initiatives, Strategies, Systems and Programs
- Healthy Living and Chronic Disease - List of Funded Projects for 2010-2013
- National Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Initiative
- Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health
- Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Canadian Institute of Health Information
- Canadian Stroke Strategy
- Institute for Clinical Evaluation Sciences
- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
- American College of Cardiology
- American Heart Association
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