Heart-related diseases, were the second-leading cause of death annually in Canada after cancer between 2015 and 20191.
Atherosclerosis Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) involves the buildup of cholesterol plaque in arteries that can lead to heart attack or stroke10. In 2019, heart attacks and strokes were responsible for 85% of CVD deaths worldwide2.
Globally, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death2. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80% of CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is preventable3. To save more lives, we need to work together for this to change.
We're kick-starting a national movement for change
An alliance of leaders from healthcare and other industries are coming together at events across the country to create and deliver a blueprint for change.