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REPORTS ON CANADIANS' HEART HEALTH

2014 Report on health - Creating Survivors
Foundation’s 2014 Report on the Health of Canadians shows more people are surviving heart attacks and strokes, but they face challenges and lack support to thrive to the fullest.

2013 Report on health - Canadians face a decade of sickness in later years
Foundation’s 2013 Report on the Health of Canadians says baby boomers must act now to reduce risk of heart disease and stroke and “Make Health Last”.

2011 Report on health - Time crunch is stealing healthy years from Canadians
Canadians are so focused on the here and now that they are losing out on the opportunity to live a full and healthy life, warns the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF). Its new survey of of more than 2,000 adults found that even though Canadians know how to protect their heart health, the majority can’t or won’t commit the time to do so.

2011 Report on health - Denial cutting lives short
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's 2011 Annual Report on Canadians' Health warns that nine out of 10 Canadians are jeopardizing the quality and length of their lives. The Foundation found that many Canadians are in denial about their risk factors for heart disease such as being overweight and being physically inactive – risk factors they can manage and control.

2010 Report on health - The Perfect Storm
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's 2010 Annual Report on Canadians' Health warns that a "perfect storm" of risk factors and demographic changes are converging to create an unprecedented burden on Canada's fragmented system of cardiovascular care, and no Canadian - young or old - will be left unaffected. Adding to the perfect storm, troubling disparities persist between provinces and territories.

2009 Stroke Report Card - full report
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 250,000 Canadians currently diagnosed with the most common type of heart arrhythmia  - atrial fibrillation (AF) - are at least five times more at risk to have a stroke and twice as likely to die from one.  More worrisome is that the vast majority may not be aware of their stroke risk.

2009 Stroke Report Card
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 250,000 Canadians currently diagnosed with the most common type of heart arrhythmia − atrial fibrillation (AF) – may be unaware that they are at least five times more at risk of having a stroke and twice as likely to die from one.

2009 Report Card - What's in store for Canada's heart health?
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Annual Report on Canadians’ Health reveals startling discrepancies between the cost and accessibility of basic healthy food within provinces and across the country. Depending on where you live, some Canadians are often paying more than double to almost six times the price for the same basic healthy food.

2008 Report Card - Stroke
At least half of Canadians do not treat stroke as a medical emergency, warns the Heart and Stroke Foundation Report on Stroke. In a national poll of adults, the Heart and Stroke Foundation found that less than half would call 9-1-1 if they or someone they know experienced warning signs of stroke.

2008 Report Card - Air Pollution
Air pollution is now a year-long threat to the heart health of Canadians, says the 2008 Heart and Stroke Foundation Report Card on Canadians’ Health. Yet a national poll by the Foundation has revealed that only 13% of Canadians have made the connection between air pollution and cardiovascular disease.  

2007 Report Card - Time to bridge the gender gap
When it comes to heart disease and stroke, Canadian womens progress has not kept pace with mens.

2006 Report Card - Is 60 the new 70?
Canadian Baby Boomers turning 60 this year could be the first generation to turn back the clock and experience a decline in quality of life, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundations Annual Report on Canadians Health.

2005 Report Card - Has the subarban dream gone sour?
The Heart and Stroke Foundations Annual Report Card on Canadians Health dispels the popular myth that living in the country or suburbs is better for your heart health. The Foundations first-ever report on urban versus non-urban living clearly show

2004 Report Card - Fat is the new tobacco
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundations Annual Report Card on Canadians Health, the increasing number of overweight and obese Canadians now poses one of the greatest threats ever to public health in this country.

2003 Report Card - Seven Deadly Myths Threatening Canadians' Heart Health
The Heart and Stroke Foundations Annual Report Card on Canadians Health shows almost two-thirds of adult Canadians (60%) are seriously misinformed when it comes to protecting their own heart health.

2002 Report Card - Tweens could be headed for trouble
The current lifestyles of tweens kids aged 9 to 12 could put them in the fast lane for developing heart disease and stroke as early as their 30s, according to the Foundations Annual Report Card on Canadians Health.

2001 Report Card - Heart Attack Picture in Canada Receives Mixed Grade
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundations Annual Report Card on Canadians Health, theres good news and bad news when it comes to heart attacks in Canada.

2000 Report Card - Stress threatening Canadians health
Despite the stresses imposed on them by todays hectic lifestyles, Canadians demonstrate a clear understanding that stress is bad for the heart, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

1999 Report Card - Kids get poor marks on Foundation Health Survey
The Heart and Stroke Foundation reports that Canadian children aged 6 to 12 barely get a passing grade when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle.