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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Many Of Us Have Heart Disease

More than 2600 people in this province got a diagnosis of heart disease between 2009 and 2010.

That startling stat from a provincial report on heart health.

More than 21,000 men and over 13,000 women are living with the disease.

Almost 1800 people in the province went to hospital for the first time with heart failure over those two years.

The rate of new cases of heart disease is steadily decreasing over the last decade and more people with heart disease are living longer.

With growing senior populations and the increase in rates of diabetes and adult obesity, the evidence doesn't show whether or not the decline in new cases and deaths due to heart disease will continue.