Fast Action for Heart Attack Saves a Life

>>Got to El Camino, they took one look at me and pushed me right through. I didn’t even sit on the chair. I just said, I can’t breathe, this is it and they had me sit down and started doing EKGs on me. Dr. Curatola came in and they discussed it some more and they said, well we, we’re going […]

Diabetes and heart disease: what you need to know

Diabetes can affect the heart in a number of different ways. The most common thing that we think about when we think about diabetes is narrowing of the blood vessels over time where fat lines the blood vessels increasingly with duration of diabetes. And that increases the risk of heart disease and strokes. In addition to that, the effect of […]

Fewer Ontarians dying of heart disease

My name is Harindra Wijeysundera. I’m an internal cardiologist at the Schulich Heart Centre here at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. We studied of the entire population of Ontario between two time points, beginning in 1994 and 2005. And through our partners at ICES, the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, we were able to identify all patients who suffered from coronary […]

Can you exercise if you’ve had a heart attack?

In a word, yes. One can exercise, and we encourage it. Exercise improves the ability of the heart to recover. It improves your quality of life and it gets your cholesterol down. You can reduce the likelihood of diabetes. There are very many good reasons for exercising. Now people are often frightened about exercising after a heart attack, and in […]

Take Diabetes to Heart: Linking Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

NARRATOR: Take diabetes to heart – linking diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Meet Michelle. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, and in her spare time she loves to cook and catch up on her favorite shows. She also has diabetes. And like many people with diabetes, she doesn’t know there’s a link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease includes […]