Cardiac Awareness

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The University of Calgary’s Dr. Kathryn King-Shier recently conducted a study that gender and ethnicity influence cardiac symptoms and access to care. Her findings showed that minorities and women in Canada got treatment significantly slower than a man.

Cardiac diseases such as heart attack or stroke can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics and fitness level. A good way to boost cardio is to run, but it can be way simpler than that. Some personal trainers tell their clients to treat everyday activity as a workout. Something as easy as parking far away from the store to walk a little more or taking the stairs works fine too.

Dr. King-Shier says because of the limited access to fast emergency care, do not hesitate to call EMS for assistance.

 

Matt Fetinko

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