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​​​​​​Cannabis and Your Cardiovascular System

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  • With the passing of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, on Oct 17, 2018, Canada becomes the second country to legalize the use of cannabis, or marijuana. Canada joins Uruguay and nine U.S. states to permit recreational use.
  • With this legalization, recreational use of cannabis will increase, and traditional forms of the drug will be replaced by more potent synthetic versions.
  • Patients and their physicians should be aware of some of the potential health effects and risks of cannabis use, including those on the cardiovascular system – namely the heart and blood vessels.

Ask your cardiovascular specialist for more information about Cannabis and Your Cardiovascular System​​.

 

​​HCM Fitness for Patients

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  • Created specifically for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients.
  • Maintain heart health through step-by-step videos, key medical information and a proven exercise program.
  • Safe and effective series of exercises promotes well-bring, resilience to stress and a happy, healthy heart.

Learn more about HCM Fitness for Patients.

 

Structural & Congenital Heart Disease Intervention Learning Centre

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  • Learn more about your cardiac condition and treatments available.
  • Get general information on preparing for an appointment, diagnostic test or interventional procedure.
  • Find out more about our multidisciplinary medical teams and the ways their research shapes your care.

Learn more about the Structural & Congenital Heart Disease Intervention Learning Centre.

 

Cardiac College™

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  • Each year, our program helps more than 2,000 people make long-lasting lifestyle changes that will prevent a major heart event or reduce the risk of a recurring heart event.
  • Find tools to help you manage heart disease, get active, eat healthy and feel well.
  • Explore the newly updated Healthy Eating section for recipes, cooking videos and tips on how to eat healthy.

Learn more about the Cardiac College.

 

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

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  • Understand heart failure, the causes and implications for your long-term health.
  • Learn more about treatment options, including lifestyle changes and medications.
  • Download useful resources for managing your heart failure.

Learn more about the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research.