Patient Education

Modifiable Risk Factors

Author Picture Risk factors for cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular disease, such as heart and artery disease, is caused by a combination of lifestyle factors and non-modifiable risk factors. Lifestyle factors that can contribute [...]

Understanding Symptoms

Author Picture Understanding Symptoms If you experience any symptoms/discomfort in the chest, back, jaw or arms, or have symptoms such as heartburn, you might be wondering if your symptoms are coming from [...]

Exercise Prescription & Progression

Author Picture Factors for prescribing exercise Your Exercise Therapist reviews your medical history, your current activity level, and your exercise goals and preferences when prescribing your initial exercise prescription. You can monitor [...]

Heart Failure Medications

Author Picture Facts about heart failure medication Many medications have been shown to make people with heart failure live longer and feel better. These medications work in different ways. They may help [...]

Reading Food Labels

Author Picture Facts about reading food labels Nutrition labels provide information on key nutrients, like fat, carbohydrates, sodium, vitamins, and minerals, and can help you make informed decisions. Food labels help you [...]

Hot Weather & Exercise

Author Picture Effects of hot weather on the body During exercise, muscle activity causes an increase in body heat. To prevent an increase in the core temperature, the body responds with cooling [...]

Cholesterol & Triglycerides

Author Picture Facts about cholesterol and triglycerides Blood cholesterol is a fat-like matter needed in our bodies. It is carried in the blood by low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL [...]

Blood Pressure

Author Picture Facts about blood pressure Blood pressure is the force in your blood vessels, which is necessary to carry blood around your body. There are no symptoms of high blood pressure, [...]

Resistance Training & Your Health

Author Picture Facts about resistance training Resistance training, also known as weight training, is a type of exercise that promotes improvements in muscle strength and endurance. To complete resistance training, it is [...]