We understand that living with a heart, lung or vessel disease or caring for someone with such a disease can be hard. But with the right information and support anyone can play an active role in managing their disease. Find out more.
Stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which means patients find it difficult to breathe when doing daily tasks like climbing the stairs. Over 10% of Canadians over 40 years of age have COPD and there is no cure – but there are treatments and lifestyle choices that we are actively studying.
Learn more about COPD and other lung diseases at The Lung Association website, call the COPD Helpline at 1-866-717-COPD (2673), or join us on World COPD Day, November 18th.
Cardiovascular (Heart disease and Stroke) disease has an economic impact on Canada of more than $21 Billion a year in healthcare and lost productivity. Importantly for future generations, 1 in 3 Canadian children are overweight or obese which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Learn more about Heart Disease at The Heart and Stroke Foundation website or join us on World Heart Day, September 29th.
The Sepsis Problem
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis can kill in hours and is the leading cause of hospital deaths in Canada.
We are leading the development of effective new therapies. Learn more about sepsis:
- http://www.sccm.org/Research/Quality/Pages/Surviving-Sepsis-Campaign.aspx; or
- Join us on World Sepsis Day, September 15th