Hemovascular Research Axis

HEART DISEASE: Battling the world's leading cause of death and disease

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Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 7
    Every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke, two of the three leading causes of death in this country
  • 29%
    of deaths in Canada in 2008 were due to cardiovascular disease
  • 16.9%
    off all hospitalizations in Canada in 2005-2006 were related to heart disease and stroke
  • 34.6 million
    visits were made to physicians in 2007 for the management of cardiovascular disease
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: Ongoing

Support the work of Dr. Schiffrin and his fellow researchers in the Hemovascular Research Axis in the Lady Davis Institute and contribute to the search for novel solutions in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease.