A healthy heart is a strong muscular pump and is a little larger than the size of your fist.  During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.  The average heart beats about 100,000 times each day and pumps about 7,200 litres (1900 gallons) of blood.  Cardiovascular disease (heart disease) can result when there is a problem with the way the heart or blood vessels function, such as with heart attack and stroke.  Risk factors that could lead to heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and many others.  Managing these risk factors can help lower your risk for heart disease.  Our physicians and dietitian can help you manage your risk factors and gain control of your health!

If you have been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation the WFHT has an A-Fib Program in partnership with the Asthma Research Group Windsor-Essex. Ask your health care provider for a referral. For more information about our program CLICK HERE.

Links

Heart & Stroke Canada:

Heart & Stroke Healthy Weight Action Plan

Hypertension:

Hypertension Canada
DASH diet
Prevent and Treat the Silent Killer
Healthy Living: Sodium

Heart Foundation:

Blood Pressure Action Plan
Cholesterol and Triglycerides Action Plan

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