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Comprehensive Health Status Report 2008

Arrow BulletHeart Disease and Stroke

Elderly LadyCardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of mortality in Canada and are also a cause of substantial disability.  By the age 70 years, 21% of women and 27% of men will have cardiovascular disease.

Topics covered within this chapter include:

  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Stroke

Heart Disease and Stroke (PDF 5 pages, 727KB)


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