Save the date: Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2009

OTTAWA, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
                                            FREE MEDIA REGISTRATION OPEN

                                            -  Over 3,500 delegates
                                            -  The latest in heart health
                                               research and practice

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    Who:      The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the
              Canadian Cardiovascular Society present the
              Conference Highlights

    What:     CANADIAN CARDIOVASCULAR CONGRESS 2009

    Where:    Shaw Convention Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

    When:     Saturday October 24 to Wednesday October 28, 2009

    -   Can a drop of blood predict your future? Leading geneticist unravels
        the nature vs. nurture debate.

    -   True North strong when salt-free: A shift from a traditional diet is
        fuelling high blood pressure in Canada's Inuit north of the 55th
        parallel.

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    SUNDAY
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The heart attack myth: study finds the gender gap is a lot smaller than we've been led to believe when it comes to heart attack symptoms.

Also: "Yes they can." Just three months of physical activity reaps heart health rewards for older adults with type 2 diabetes.

    
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    MONDAY
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Canadian cardiology team clears the way for lifesaving breast cancer treatment. Oncologists and cardiologists collaborate to reduce dangerous cardiac side-effects of highly effective early stage breast cancer chemotherapy, allowing women to successfully complete treatment, and live.

Also: Heart disease in the legs? Pain in lower limbs the equivalent of the chest pain in angina, yet community screening finds 80 per cent of the people with dangerous condition unaware they have it.

Plus: Poor home, poor heart? Study reveals increase in adolescent obesity rates strongly tied to household's food security.

    
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    TUESDAY
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Years of living dangerously: Canadian teens hurtling towards heart trouble. Couch-bound with their favourite electronic game, a video superhero gets a better workout than today's typical teenager. A revealing look inside our teens' hearts.

Also: Heart patients running the red light on traffic restrictions. Are heart patients putting their lives and others' at risk by driving following discharge?

Plus: Smoking gun. Even just a few cigarettes a day have a harmful effect on the arteries of young healthy individuals.

SOURCE Heart and Stroke Foundation

For further information: For further information: INFORMATION AND FREE MEDIA REGISTRATION AT www.cardiocongress.org; Jane-Diane Fraser, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, (613) 569-4361 ext 273, jfraser@hsf.ca; To book interviews, please contact: Pumpkin PR, (780) 470-5300 or info@pumpkinpr.com


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