Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer and source of disability for both men and women in North America, killing more Canadians and Americans than the next 7 causes of death combined – including cancer. Each year, more than 1 million Canadians and Americans suffer from a heart attack, which, in some circumstances, is fatal.
With the burgeoning cost of health care, Governments are unable to fund testing and screening for all Canadians looking to prevent cardiovascular disease before the onset of problems. Thus, preventative health care cannot be adequately provided by prompt and ready access to diagnostic testing and screening. The American Health Association and American College of Sports Medicine recommend cardiovascular screening in asymptomatic middle aged men and women.
Learn more about the Cardiac Protection Plan.