Posts Categorized: Health Facts

White Coat Hypertension

White coat hypertension, more commonly known as white coat syndrome, is a phenomenon in which patients’ exhibit elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting but not in other settings.   It is believed that this is due to the anxiety some people experience during a clinic visit. The syndrome produces a challenge for physicians seeking an… Read more »

Stroke Prevention

Did you know that June is Stroke Awareness Month? What is a stroke? The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada defines stroke as a sudden loss of brain function that is caused by the interruption of blood flow to the brain (ischemic stroke), or the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). … Read more »

Know Your Numbers: Cholesterol & Triglycerides

Lab Value Target Number LDL Cholesterol <3.5mmol/L Diabetic <2.0mmol/L HDL Cholesterol Men   >1.03mmol/L Women >1.3mmol/L Triglycerides <1.7mmol/L Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio <5mmol/L                   Keeping your blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels within a healthy range is an important way to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and… Read more »

The Heart and Thyroid Gland

The Heart & the Thyroid Gland Did you know that undiagnosed diseases of the Thyroid Gland can affect your heart? About 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease.  Thyroid disorders for the most part are treatable; however, untreated thyroid disease can produce serious complications in other parts of the body,… Read more »

May 17th is World Hypertension Day!

Did you know that May 17th is World Hypertension Day?  High Blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and even eye diseases.  The World Hypertension League (WHL) suggests getting your blood pressure checked at least once every year and more often if you already have hypertension. Nearly three… Read more »

Medic Alert Month!

Did you know……. That May is Medic Alert Month? What is Medic Alert? 1 out of 3 Canadians have a condition that your medical professional needs to know about in case of a medical emergency.  What happens if you have a medical emergency and are not able to communicate your medical condition to the health… Read more »

Open House

Our Open House at Cardio Connect was a huge success on Wednesday night.  Thank you to everyone who joined us on such a cold evening, after working all day.  We are very proud of the clinic and to show everyone  the services we offer. Thank you!

Don’t take chances with chest pain

Should I call 911 for an ambulance if I have chest pain? You should call 911 if the pain: Is new or severe Happens along with shortness of breath Lasts more than a few minutes Gets worse when you walk, climb stairs, or do other types of physical activity Scares or worries you Having chest… Read more »

What makes up a healthy diet?

Why is it important to eat a healthy diet? It’s important to eat a healthy diet because eating the right foods can keep you healthy now and later on in life. Which foods are especially healthy? Fruits and Vegetables: Eating fruits and vegetables can help prevent heart disease and strokes.  Eating them might also help… Read more »

Think you can’t quit smoking? Here’s how!

What are the benefits of quitting smoking? Quitting smoking can lower your chances of getting or dying from heart disease, lung disease, or cancer.  It can also lower your chances of getting osteoporosis, a condition that makes your bones weak. Quitting smoking will improve your health no matter how old you are, and no matter… Read more »