Improving the lives of people in Northwestern Ontario,
especially those living with heart disease.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT HEART DISEASE IS ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF EARLY DEATH?
If you live in Northwestern Ontario there is a greater chance
that you or someone you love is at risk for heart disease.
The Thunder Bay District has -
50% higher rate of heart disease than the rest of the province
the highest death rate from heart disease in Ontario
the highest rate of heart disease in Canada!
over 70% of adults in Northwestern Ontario have at least one major risk factor for heart disease
WHO WE ARE
Our Mission is to decrease the incidence of heart disease through education and research.
The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably with the term “cardiovascular disease.” Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.
At Northern Hearts our Goal is to – decrease the incidence of cardiac disease, prevent development of acquired risk factor, do pre-primary (primordial), primary and secondary prevention,equip people with heart disease with knowledge and practical tools, to slow down progression of disease, and to have a better lifestyle create a community environment for people with cardiac disease to share and support each other to promote cardiac research.
We organize two types of events – Walk with Doc and Talk with Doc.
It’s exactly as the name sounds. Walk with Doc is a program that invites local physicians and organizations to host short, social walks in the evening to help build and maintain healthy and active lifestyles
Talk with Doc is our lecture series that invites local doctors to give talks on their area of expertise to help educate the public on health-related topics. These talks are free, accessible, and open to anyone.in the evening to help build and maintain healthy and active lifestyles.