Each year, over 60,000 Canadians will suffer their first heart attack.
Another 50,000 will suffer a stroke.
This alarming fact points to a critical issue across the country: cardiovascular disease.
High cholesterol is one of the most critical factors that contributes to cardiovascular risk, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. The reason for this: it causes a buildup of plaque in the arteries, which hardens and restricts blood flow.
Diet, lifestyle, even whether you’re a male or female are related to a person’s risk of heart disease.
Early detection and management of high cholesterol can help reduce your risk of heart disease.
Take action, before it’s too late. A first heart attack or stroke can be a warning sign. But there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of future ones. Speak to your doctor about how you can take control of your heart health.