McGill Centre for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Every seven minutes, a Canadian dies from heart disease, making it the most common cause of death in our country. 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor associated with the disease and more than 350,000 Canadians are hospitalized for heart disease each year. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) can have a significant physical, emotional and financial impact on patients and their families.

Better efforts related to prevention need to be made before the disease claims another life.