Heart Health

Whether you are managing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or making food choices after heart failure, these resources can help.

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Heart Failure

Heart failure occurs when your heart isn't pumping enough blood for your body to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs. Learn about the relationship between heart failure and sodium, fluid, body weight, omega 3 fats and alcohol.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can damage your blood vessels, heart and kidneys. This damage can cause a heart attack, stroke or other problems. Learn how you can help lower or prevent high blood pressure.

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol levels can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Learn about how you can make changes to your diet to lower your cholesterol and support your heart health.

Low Sodium (Salt) Eating

Learn about how lower sodium (salt) eating can help lower your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.

Useful Websites

Health Canada - The Safety of Vitamin E Supplements

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. This Health Canada web page provides information on vitamin E and your health, including the safety of supplements in relation to heart disease and cancer.

Heart & Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a Canadian organization that provides information on heart disease and stroke, including information on heart healthy eating, physical activity, weight management and heart healthy recipes. To learn more about heart healthy eating, click on the link below:

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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