Matters of the Heart, Physiologically Speaking

Simple steps to promote your heart health

Misdiagnosed: I Lived With a Dangerous Heart Arrhythmia for Years

This woman had an arrhythmia for nearly a decade but it never showed up on tests. Here's how she finally...


What Is Acute Heart Failure? Here’s What You Need to Know

We all think we understand what acute heart failure is, but the reality is complicated. This aggressive syndrome causes a...


Is Heart Disease Genetic?

Your blue eyes, your brown hair, and, yes, your heart health can be passed down through the generations. Here's what...


6 Types of Heart Disease Doctors Need You to Know

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. Here’s what to know about the types of heart...

What Causes Heart Disease? 9 Things Doctors Need You to Know

Taking care of your heart can help you live a long and healthy life. Here's what causes heart disease, according...


I Had POTS Syndrome But Was Misdiagnosed With Anxiety

My racing heart, exhaustion, nausea, chest pain, and salt cravings turned out to be symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome,...

8 Causes of Exercise-Related Chest Pain Besides a Heart Attack

When you have chest pain during exercise, your first thought may be heart attack. But there can be lots of...



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9 Foods That’ll Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Eat foods that are known to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol or increase HDL (good) cholesterol, like high-fibre, plant-based foods.


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7 Supplements Heart Doctors Take Every Day

Your diet delivers a lot of nutrients, but sometimes your heart needs a bit more. Here, heart experts share the...

3 Ways to Pump Up Your Cardiovascular Health

Covid-19 has served as a good reminder about the impor­tance of prioritizing your heart health, since data have shown that...


7 Silent Blood Clot Symptoms to Watch Out For

Some blood clots can be harmful and even life threatening.


15 Heart Attack Prevention Tips Every Woman Must Know

Heart disease kills 12 Canadian adults every hour, according to the Government of Canada. Here are the life-saving changes you...


11 Silent Signs of Heart Trouble You Shouldn’t Ignore

Can’t finish that one-mile run anymore? It could be your heart.


7 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack

Traditional heart attack symptoms—chest pain or pressure, cold sweat, extreme weakness—are well known. But there are more subtle signs you’re...

I Had a Heart Attack at Age 21

After suffering a heart attack at 21, Molly Schroeder's on a mission to educate everyone about heart risk and family...


16 Signs Your Heart Palpitations Could Be Something Way Worse

Usually, heart palpitations are no cause for concern—but in the presence of these other symptoms and scenarios, they signal serious...


Why Aren’t Women More Worried About Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death for women in Canada (behind cancer), yet we rarely think of...


25 Heart-Health Secrets Cardiologists Want You to Know

The surprising things your heart doctor really thinks about your weight, your red wine habit, and more.


6 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Heart Health

Your risk for heart disease and stroke might be higher than you think.


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14 Stroke Symptoms Women Shouldn’t Ignore

Signs of a stroke can be much different in women than in men. We asked experts to shed light on...


This Common Type of Stress Can Literally Give You a Heart Attack

Everyone knows that stress is bad for your heart. But one kind of stress in particular is associated with a...


How to Manage Your Heart Attack Risk — According to a Holistic Nutritionist

My mother and sister both suffered heart attacks. How can I manage my risk?

How a Cardiologist Suggests You Manage Your Heart Attack Risk

My mother and sister both suffered heart attacks. How can I manage my risk?


5 Rules For Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally – Or Even Just Maintaining It

Take it from a doctor: It is possible. Lowering blood pressure naturally is possible with a few healthy habits –...


This Surprising Symptom Could Be a Sign of a Heart Attack in Women

Women are often under-treated for this deadly condition. The reason? Most fail to recognize the silent signs.


Travelling With A Health Condition: 7 Steps To A Healthy And Successful Trip

As someone dealing with a health condition, you really do need a vacation. Here's how to plan ahead and have...


What Does Sex Do To Your Heart?

We know sex is exciting. But find out what it does to the heart and the hormones it releases in...


8 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Diet for a Healthier Heart

Taking good care of your ticker begins with what you put on your plate.