The latest in cardiovascular science and practice: Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2008

    FREE Media registration open
    - Over 4,000 delegates
    - The latest in heart health research and practice

    OTTAWA, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ -

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

    What:     Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2008

    Where:    Metro Toronto Convention Centre

    When:     Sunday October 26 to Wednesday October 29, 2008

    -  A spotlight on studies and lectures about women's heart health will be
       featured throughout the Congress.


    More than a third of Southern Ontarians with heart attacks think they can
beat the odds by ignoring 9-1-1 and driving to the ER, especially young males.
It's a journey they may regret - putting them on the road to delays in
diagnoses and therapies.
    Also: Is heart failure the Alzheimer's of the heart? Leading experts
discuss Canada's heart failure crisis. Can aging heart cells be rejuvenated?
Does heart failure increase the risk of fractures? Is this epidemic changing
the way we live and die in Canada?


    Duration of life in Canada a risk factor for immigrants. They move to
Canada with healthy hearts - but the longer new Canadians live in Canada, the
more their risk increases, eventually surpassing that of ethnic Canadians.
    Also: Anxiety now a big worry in hypertension. Emerging evidence looks at
anxiety disorders, depression, and their links to high blood pressure.
    Plus: Tiny hearts may have big problems with complementary medicine. Is
neutraceutical use putting the health of young heart patients at risk?


    Invisible women upset clinical trials. A Canadian researcher examines the
gender imbalance in landmark international clinical trials and looks at
implications to clinical practice.
    Also: Putting gramps under the knife. Contrary to conventional belief,
patients in their 80s and 90s successfully undergo major cardiac surgery and
have remarkably improved health for years to come - an important finding to
Canada's aging population, and for the doctors who say they are too old for
this important surgery.

For further information:

For further information: Jane-Diane Fraser, Heart and Stroke Foundation
of Canada, (613) 569-4361 ext 273,; To book interviews, please
contact: Diane Hargrave, Public Relations, (416) 467-9954,; FREE MEDIA REGISTRATION: at

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