Published On: Tue, Feb 2nd, 2016

Growing number of Canadians with heart failure putting strain on economy: Report


A new report says more needs to be done to help a growing number of Canadians who are living with damaged hearts.

About 600,000 people are living with heart failure – an incurable, long-term condition where the heart is not pumping enough blood due to damage from heart attacks and disease, says the Heart and Stroke Foundation study.

That growing number is putting a strain on patients, their families and the economy, says David Sculthorpe, CEO of the foundation.


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