Entries by Bramalea Cardiology

Heart attacks don’t stop because there’s a global pandemic

In the early days of public health restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, health-care workers described an eerie quiet in emergency departments. Half-empty waiting rooms and cancelled clinic appointments were particularly disquieting to cardiac physicians, who know heart attacks don’t stop because there’s a global pandemic. Now, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are bracing for a […]

The Connection Between Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke

Aaron contacted The Diabetes Council with some questions related to diabetes and heart disease. Aaron is 57 years old. He has had Type 2 diabetes for 12 years. Aaron visited his doctor related to swelling in his ankles and feet, shortness of breath, and weight gain. Before we continue with this article, I wanted to […]

Lower heart disease mortality brings increased disparity

FROM MMWR SURVEILLANCE SUMMARIES The overall death rate from heart disease is down 68% since 1968 in the United States, but the disparity between blacks and whites has increased over that time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, heart disease mortality for adults aged 35 years and older went from 1,035 […]

Treatment using vegetables over drugs

Eschewing cholesterol-lowering drugs for a plant-based diet Many doctors treating heart disease tend to prescribe drugs known as statins like Lipitor, but some physicians in Canada are trying a new method: a vegan diet. Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. It kills 47,627 Canadians every year.

Straight to the Heart

A study led by investigators at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has linked, for the first time in humans, activity in a stress-sensitive structure within the brain to the risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease.

Heart-healthy diet

Ready to start your heart-healthy diet? Here are eight tips to get you started.   Although you might know that eating certain foods can increase your heart disease risk, it’s often tough to change your eating habits. Whether you have years of unhealthy eating under your belt or you simply want to fine-tune your diet, […]

Prevent Heart Disease And Stroke

Take responsibility for your health. Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in America, accounting for 34 percent of deaths, many suddenly and almost all of them premature. This is down from 40 percent just four decades ago, mainly due to treatment of common risk factors. If you have diabetes, your risk increases dramatically. […]

The 2015 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress

The 2015 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), in Toronto, Ontario from Saturday, October 24 to Tuesday, October 27, 2015. CCC 2015 will be held in the South Building of the MTCC. Let the outstanding space at the MTCC inspire your success at CCC 2015 as you […]