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Research Area Heart Disease

Our focus is on identifying, treating and preventing cardiovascular disease

Cutting-edge research to save lives

Living with a heart or vessel disease or caring for someone with such a disease can be incredibly difficult. With the right information and support, anyone can play an active role in managing their disease.

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and stroke, has an economic impact on Canada of more than $21 Billion a year in direct healthcare costs 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.

At the HLI, our investigators are focused on developing new and better ways to diagnose and treat these devastating diseases.