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This catalogue lists the publications available for order and/or download. To order a print publication, fill out the order form  and return to the following contact:

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Stroke recovery resources

Your stroke journey: A guide for people living with stroke (118pg)

If you or your loved one has had a stroke, this 118-page handbook can help you and your family to understand stroke and the recovery process. Every stroke is different. This resource answers questions most stroke survivors ask. It's useful right after a stroke and over the course of your recovery.

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*available in print

TIA Fact sheet

This fact sheet is a quick look at the causes of TIA, and how to manage your risk factors.

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*available in print

A family guide to pediatric stroke (36pg)

This 36-page guide is designed to provide basic information about stroke and stroke care to families of children who have had a stroke. It is based on the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations.

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*available in print

Post-stroke checklist tear pad (1pg, 50pg/pad)

This checklist contains a series of questions to help you and your care partners assess your recovery. You can use it at the time of hospital discharge, and during follow-up healthcare visits.

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*available in print

Stroke assessment and prevention pocket guide (19pg) 

*for healthcare providers only

This pocket guide contains information about stroke symptoms, functions of the brain, cranial nerves, Canadian Neurological Scale and National Institute of Health Stroke Scale. It also contains information about risk for recurrent stroke, and information about how to develop an individualized management plan.

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*available in print

Stroke in young adults: A resource for patients and families (64pg)

Every person and every stroke is different and no single resource can meet all needs. This 64-page guide is designed for young adults, their families and caregivers and intended to complement other stroke resources.

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Taking charge of your stroke recovery: A survivor’s guide to the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations (13pg)

This 13-page booklet is a summary for the public. It describes the “best practice recommendations” for stroke care throughout the stages of recovery. It helps you to understand what to expect. Read it as early as possible after a stroke.

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Taking action for optimal community and long-term stroke care: A resource for healthcare providers (TACLS) (178pg)

*for healthcare providers

The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource: Taking Action for Optimal Community and Long-Term Stroke Care. Closely linked with the HSF Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations, TACLS is an evidence-based resource that provides guidance around how to provide safe care for people who have had a stroke and are living in community and long-term care settings. Developed primarily for healthcare workers such as personal support workers, health care aides, home care attendants, and rehabilitation assistants, it can also be used by organizations engaged in education or orientation for these healthcare providers, and any other healthcare professionals who work with people who have had a stroke and their families.

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Heart disease recovery resources

Living well with heart disease: a guide for people with coronary artery disease (124pg) 

A comprehensive resource for people who have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease to support you with your recovery.

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*available in print

 

Nursing My Heart Back to Health: My Top Priority (produced by Capsana in partnership with Heart and Stroke) (7pg)

Produced by Capsana in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This publication covers key topics for patients who have had acute coronary syndrome (a heart attack or unstable angina). Patients will find the answers to many of their questions about medical treatment, returning home, healthy living, medication, and symptoms to look out for.

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*available in print

 

Managing Heart Failure (48pg)

You are the most important person in managing your heart failure. This 48-page handbook has seven modules to help you learn many skills and tips, one at a time.

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*available in print

Heart Failure Printable PDFs (Fact sheets to help patients self-manage)

Atrial Fibrillation Education Set: 

Module 1
Understanding atrial fibrillation: Explains atrial fibrillation, symptoms, causes and diagnosis.

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Module 2

Managing atrial fibrillation: Provides strategies to help you manage atrial fibrillation and reduce stroke risk.

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Module 3

Living well with atrial fibrillation: Provides practical tips to help you stay healthy and find support or medical help.

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Atrial fibrillation Chinese fact sheet

Heartsmart Women: HeartSmartTM Women : A guide to living with and preventing heart disease and stroke (48pg)

Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in women. In this 12-page brochure, you will get information about your risk factors and the measures you can take to control them.

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Risk factors and warning signs resources

Blood pressure wallet card

If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), the best way to control it is to record it. This handy wallet card can help you keep track of your readings so that you can show your healthcare provider how well you are managing your blood pressure. You can also learn how to take blood pressure readings properly.

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Signs of stroke and heart attack bookmark

Do you know how to react if someone you know is having a stroke or heart attack? Keep this bookmark with you. Learn the signs. It can help save a life.

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Download Punjabi PDF 

Download Simplified Chinese PDF 

Download Traditional Chinese PDF

*available in print

Get your blood pressure under control (28pg)

Do you know your numbers? High blood pressure is the No. 1 risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Know and control your blood pressure. If you have been diagnosed with, or are at increased risk for, high blood pressure, this 24-page brochure will help you manage it.

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*available in print

Get your blood pressure under control Traditional Chinese (12pg)

Do you know your numbers? High blood pressure is the No. 1 risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Know and control your blood pressure. If you have been diagnosed with, or are at increased risk for, high blood pressure, this 12-page brochure will help you manage it.

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How to manage your cholesterol (12pg)

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is an important first step towards achieving and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. In this 20-page brochure, you can find lifestyle tips to help you manage your cholesterol levels and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

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*available in print

Taking control: lower your risk of heart disease and stroke (20pg)

Preventing heart disease and stroke is important. A great place to start is to learn to identify and control your risk factors. There are many risk factors you can control. Talk to your healthcare professional and use this 20-page brochure to help guide you towards a heart-healthier life.

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*available in print

Coping with Stress (32pg)

Stress is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to bring you this 32-page brochure to help you better understand and manage stress in your life.

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Diabetes and you: Manage your lifestyle. Reduce your Risk (20pg)

Diabetes can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Reduce your risk by leading a healthy lifestyle. Read this 20-page brochure and take the first step toward a longer, healthier life!

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Promotional flyers

Living with heart disease or stroke flyer (patient health info flyer)

Living with heart disease and stroke can be challenging. This flyer introduces the Foundation's patient self-management and healthy living resources to help you and your loved ones live healthy after stroke and heart disease.

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*available in print

Healthy Living Resources

TIme to eat well: 10 minutes to change your life

Time to get moving: 10 minutes to change your life

Stressed out? 10 minutes to change your life

Healthy weight action plan (42pg)

A condensed print version of our online program.

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Just breathe: Becoming and remaining smoke free

You may be a smoker who wants to quit. Or you may be a family member concerned about someone who smokes. Either way, this brochure provides proven tips for becoming smoke-free. Quitting may be difficult, but if you have help and a plan, it may become much easier.

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100 Healthy things you can do in minutes

What if we told you that a healthier you is within reach - in just minutes a day?

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Resources for Indigenous Peoples

Taking control: Lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. A guide for Aboriginal Peoples (8pg)

Aboriginal Peoples are more likely to have high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes, which put them at greater risk of heart disease and stroke. This 16-page brochure helps you to identify the risk factors and learn how to control them.

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*available in print