Heart and Stroke (learn more…)

  • 1 in 4 Canadians will contract some form of heart disease.
  • Heart disease costs the Canadian economy approximately $19 billion every year as a result of medical services, hospitalization expenses, loss of income and loss of productivity.
  • Obesity substantially increases one’s risk of heart and stroke related problems.

Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

  • 75,000 Canadians suffer heart attacks each year.
  •  Half of all heart attack victims are under 65 years old.
  • 16,000 Canadians die each year as a result of heart attacks.
  • Roughly 45,000 cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada.
  • For every 1 minute delay in defibrillation, the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim decreases by 7-10%.

Stroke

  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada. 6% of all deaths in Canada are due to stroke.
  • 50,000 Canadians suffer a stroke each year.
  • 75% survive the initial event, however 60% of stroke victims who survive will be left with a disability – specifically a neurological disability.
  • Approximately 300,000 Canadians are currently living with the effects of stroke.

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