February 1st, 2017

Healthy Heart Clinics 2017

 
Healthy Heart Clinics Offer Critical Screening to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease: Leading Cause of Death in Canada

Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke

Despite the fact that almost 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through healthy behaviors,[1] heart disease is the leading cause of death among women and the second leading cause of death among men in Canada.[2] Research shows that nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke.[3]

As part of Heart Month in Canada, London Drugs is encouraging Canadians to take preventative action by attending a Healthy Heart Clinic running February 6th to March 23rd at 68 London Drugs locations.

Many Canadians miss the signs of heart disease that often precede a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. Prevention ultimately starts with knowing your risks as there are often no symptoms until the underlying disease has progressed.

London Drugs’ Healthy Heart Clinics involve a one-on-one 45 minute screening and evaluation with a Patient Care Pharmacist. They take a measurement of total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, random glucose and blood pressure and assess risk factors such as family history, age, level of exercise, diet, smoking history and high blood pressure. Next they focus on minimizing these risks. This might include a discussion of changes to diet, fitness routines or lifestyle. Habits like eating healthy, being active and living smoke-free, have a big impact on health. The appointment is collaborative and customized for each patient and pharmacists can contact physicians to recommend further medical intervention or changes to medication.

For more information about London Drugs’ Healthy Heart Clinics or to book a clinic appointment visit:  http://www.londondrugs.com/healthyheart

A complete list of clinic dates, times and locations can be found here: https://pharmacy.londondrugs.com/pdf/Heart_Health_Clinics_2017.pdf

 


[1] Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

[2] Public Health Agency of Canada

[3] Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

 



February 25th, 2016

Healthy Heart Clinics 2016

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Attend our Healthy Heart Clinic* and during a one-on-one consultation, our Patient Care Pharmacists will assess your likelihood of developing heart disease, discuss factors that put you at risk and advise how to minimize this risk.

Visit londondrugs.com/healthyheart for more information.  

 

*A finger prick blood sample will be necessary. A small fee applies for this service, for which a tax deductible receipt will be issued.



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