Every 20 minutes, someone in Canada dies from cardiac issues. And in the treatment of major heart issues, every minute matters.
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Every 20 minutes, someone in Canada dies from cardiac issues.
10,000 Cath Lab procedures are completed at Foothills Medical Centre every year. That’s 27 per day.
9 in 10 Canadians over 20 have at least one risk factor for heart conditions, stroke, or vascular cognitive impairment.
Read these inspiring patient stories, highlighting how crucial it is to receive timely and quality medical care when time is of the essence.
Fayez Shlah has always found joy on the soccer field, fueled by his passion for the game. However, when he collapsed while playing at just 41 years of age, his life took a drastic turn. After undergoing a series of medical examinations, it was discovered that he had a blockage in his aorta that required a stent insertion surgery. This event marked the start of his challenging journey of dealing with cardiac issues.
Shirley was born with a double aortic arch and a narrowing or constriction, known as coarctation. In her case, that meant her heart was sending more blood to her brain, rather than to her extremities. It was a condition that many children did not survive. However, Shirley survived and thrived, despite her many health complications. With all her adversities, she realized the gift she was given.