Heart and Blood Disorders

Hypertension

Although it doesn’t cause symptoms in most people, hypertension is a dangerous disease that affects one out of five Canadians. Learn how to control your blood pressure with medication and a healthy lifestyle.
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Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis refers to the formation inside the arteries of fatty deposits called plaque, which can block blood flow. Find out how to treat atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries, to prevent serious health problems like heart disease.
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Thrombophlebitis

Thrombophlebitis is a blood clot that forms in a vein in the body. Deep thrombophlebitis, or deep vein thrombosis, in particular must be treated quickly, as it can cause a pulmonary embolism. Learn more about thrombophlebitis and how to treat it.
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Heart failure

Most cases of heart failure can be controlled. By adopting a healthy lifestyle and sticking with your treatment, you can control your symptoms. Find out more about heart failure and how to improve your quality of life despite the disease.

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Arrhythmia

We’ve all felt our heart pound from intense emotion. However, arrhythmia happens to people who have an irregular heart beat or whose heart rate is too fast or too slow. Learn more about how this heart problem can be treated.
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Anemia

If you’re pale and feel weak and tired, you may be suffering from anemia, a condition related to a lack of red blood cells. Whether caused by an iron deficiency or other factors, anemia can be controlled. Find out how.
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Angina

Angina occurs when the heart doesn’t get enough oxygen during exertion or stress. Find out how to recognize and treat angina symptoms, such as chest pain, to prevent cardiovascular disease or a more serious event, like a heart attack.
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