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“I Am Astounded That I Survived”

In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Sudi Barre, a 36-year-old former social worker who...

“The Uncertainty Was a Big Piece. And I Couldn’t Get Answers”

“The Uncertainty Was a Big Piece. And I Couldn’t Get Answers”

“Five years ago, on March 8, I was washing dishes, and I felt a fatigue I have never felt before....

Misdiagnosed: I Lived With a Dangerous Heart Arrhythmia for Years

Misdiagnosed: I Lived With a Dangerous Heart Arrhythmia for Years

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects an estimated 200,000 people in Canada, making it the most common type of heart arrhythmia, according...

What Is Acute Heart Failure? Here’s What You Need to Know

What Is Acute Heart Failure? Here’s What You Need to Know

If ever there were a prize awarded for “most misleading name given to a medical condition,” heart failure would win...

Is Heart Disease Genetic?

Is Heart Disease Genetic?

This question sounds like it has a fairly obvious answera problem with your heart, right? Although heart disease sounds like...

6 Types of Heart Disease Doctors Need You to Know

Heart disease is a leading cause of death In Canada, about 12 adults die from heart disease each hour, making...

What Causes Heart Disease? 9 Things Doctors Need You to Know

What Causes Heart Disease? 9 Things Doctors Need You to Know

You wear a seat belt and drive carefully to avoid accidents, you stock up on antioxidant-laden foods to prevent cancer,...

I Had POTS Syndrome But Was Misdiagnosed With Anxiety

I Had POTS Syndrome But Was Misdiagnosed With Anxiety

Backpacking, running marathons, CrossFit, dancing, even circus arts classes: I’ve always enjoyed a very active lifestyle. Well, at least I...

3 Stretches That Are Good For Your Heart

Stretch Your Way to Heart Health A healthy diet and active lifestyle go a long way toward keeping our tickers...

8 Causes of Exercise-Related Chest Pain Besides a Heart Attack

8 Causes of Exercise-Related Chest Pain Besides a Heart Attack

Having a heart attack while exercising is possible but not common. The risk doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t exercise (unless...