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COMMUNITY EVENTS - START THE CONVERSATION: A Woman’s Heart Health Across Her Lifespan

Men and women are very different when it comes to matters of the heart, and that’s just as true for matters of heart health. While heart disease is on the decline among men, it is rising among women. It’s the number one killer of women over 35 worldwide, accounting for more deaths every year than all cancers combined. This event provided information on how to prevent women’s heart disease and ways to develop a heart healthy lifestyle. 

Upcoming events:

February 26, 2018
7:00 - 9:00pm

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Stittsville
RSVP at or 613-831-1256

This is a free event and all are welcome!

Videos from past events:

VIDEO: Dr. Thais Coutinho - Overview of Women and Heart Disease
VIDEO: Lisa McDonnell - Overview of the Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre's Programs



CardioPrevent Program® — High blood pressure? Looking to lose weight or lower your cholesterol? CardioPrevent can help you reduce your risk factors for heart disease. For Champlain residents without heart disease, looking to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. Receive tailored plans and counseling from your own personal health coach. Find out how you can participate



Women@Heart Program  —  A free peer support program led by women with heart disease, for women with heart disease that aims to create a caring environment for women to learn from each other. Receive emotional and educational support for a better recovery after a heart event. This program is offered in community locations across Ottawa. Learn more.


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Virtual Care Program — This program is open to women and men. Whether you’re on the go, traveling or just plain busy-Manage your health anytime and anywhere! The Virtual Care Program is a free online cardiovascular health management system that will help participants take control and manage their risk factors. Receive tailored advice from a Heart Institute Health Coach (you must qualify for this service). Learn more



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IMPROVE Postpartum Program  If you had been diagnosed with preeclampsia, eclampsia and/or gestational hypertension, this program can help reduce your risk of future cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. Learn More.

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