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2009 Tracking Heart Disease and Stroke in Canada

Table of Contents

Chapter One / CVD in Canada

  • Overview
  • Many Canadians Have CVD
  • CVD Have a Major Impact on Individuals and Families
    • Poor Health
    • Limitations in Daily Activities
    • Anxiety and Depression
  • CVD Have a Major Economic Impact in Canada
  • Health Services Help to Manage CVD
    • Team Care
    • CVD Medication Use
    • Hospitalization
  • CVD Are a Major Cause of Death
  • Summary of Highlights

Chapter Two / Preventing CVD

  • Overview
  • Tracking CVD Risk Behaviours
  • Socio-Demographic Factors and Risk of CVD
    • Income and Education
    • Place of Residence and CVD Risk Factors
    • Ethnicity and Risk Factors
  • Tobacco Smoking
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Nutrition
    • Vegetables and Fruit
    • Breakfast
    • Snacks
    • Eating Fast Food
    • Fat Intake
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
    • Treatment of High Blood Pressure
  • Salt and Sodium
  • Cholesterol and Blood Lipids
  • Mental Health and Illness
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Illness
  • Risk of CVD Among Aboriginal Peoples
    • First Nations
      • First Nations People Living Off-Reserve
      • First Nations People Living On-Reserve
    • Inuit
    • Métis
  • Summary of Highlights

Chapter Three / The Genetic Epidemiology of CVD

  • Overview
  • Genetics and CVD
  • Genetics and Obesity
  • The Future
  • Summary of Highlights

Chapter Four / Heart Disease

  • Overview
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
    • Hospitalizations Due to Ischemic Heart Disease
    • Deaths Due to Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Heart Attack
    • Hospitalizations Due to Heart Attack
    • Deaths Due to Heart Attack
  • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Hospitalizations Due to Congestive Heart Failure
    • Deaths Due to Congestive Heart Failure
  • Surgical Procedures for Heart Disease
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
    • Coronary Angioplasties
    • Valve Surgery
    • Pacemaker Implantation
    • Heart Transplantations
  • Summary of Highlights

Chapter Five / Stroke

  • Overview
  • Hospitalizations Due to Stroke
  • Deaths Due to Stroke
  • Procedures for Stroke Prevention
    • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Stroke Management
  • Summary of Highlights

Closing Words From the Scientific Editor

  • Bibliography
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • Notes