Media Alert - Heart and Stroke Foundation 2010 Report on Canadians' Health

On Monday, January 25, 2010 the Heart and Stroke Foundation will unveil its annual Report on Canadians' Health.

TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - In this year's Report, the Foundation reveals how a 'perfect storm' of risk factors and demographic changes are now converging to create an unprecedented burden on Canada's fragmented system of cardiovascular care.

How did we not see this coming? Canadians who have never before been "at risk" form whole new classes of heart patients in this country. Who are they? It's not who you think. With Canada's current patchwork quilt of prevention and treatment, no Canadian - young or old - will be left unaffected.

         The Report Card will be unveiled at a media conference on:
               Monday January 25th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
                             Courtyard Marriott
                               Room Bay A & B
                          475 Yonge Street, Toronto
                 One block north of College on the east side,
                             Enter at Wood Street
       Media trucks can park along Wood Street (there will be pylons)

                              Dr. Beth Abramson
          Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson and cardiologist

                             Dr. Marco Di Buono
         Director, Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

                                Stephen Samis
       Director of Health Policy, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Journalists may join the Toronto press conference by dialing Local: 416-640-4118 Toll Free: 1-877-281-6635 Access Code: 905561 (followed by the number sign).

B-roll is available through CNW Group. For those who want to do a live broadcast, access is readily available. Satellite coordinates: Anik F2 C Transponder 3B Audio subcarrier 6.2 and 6.8 Downlink frequency 3820 vertical

SOURCE Heart and Stroke Foundation

For further information: For further information: Sharon Edwards, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cell: (416) 937-5307; Jane-Diane Fraser, Heart and Stroke Foundation, (613) 569-4361 ext. 273; For your local media contact, please see "contact us" at

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