Recovery and support
Many things may change after you return home from the hospital. You may feel tired for a while; you may need a new daily routine to take your medication....
Cardiac rehabilitation is a program of exercise, education and counselling to help you recover from a heart attack or other heart conditions....
Your emotions, feelings and actions have an impact on your heart disease and the effectiveness of your treatment....
The support of family and friends after a heart attack or heart surgery can help you in many ways....
Your healthcare team is there to help you learn how to live with coronary artery disease. So don’t be afraid to tell them about your health....
Services in your area can help you through your journey
with heart disease...
If you are living with heart disease or stroke, you are not alone. What challenges might you face? How do you cope with your new reality? Learn from others that have been there. ...
If you have a heart condition, have had a stroke or have vascular cognitive impairment, you might benefit from extra medical follow-up......
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Eat more fruits and veggies, cook at home, limit processed foods. Eating habits that protect your health.
More on healthy eating (PDF)
Move more. Walk, rake leaves, play a sport. Find ways to be active in your daily life. Ideas and tips from the experts.
More on staying active (PDF)
Learn your stressors and get expert strategies on how to manage them effectively.
More on reducing stress
The key to making lifestyle changes is to develop healthy habits that stick.
Living well with heart disease
A comprehensive guide for heart patients like you, your family and friends to improve your success of recovery, understand the diagnosis and treatment you will receive and make healthy changes to your lifestyle.
Common feelings after diagnosis – and how to work through them.
What you should know about your condition.
Learn how to manage your medications.
Find nearby services to support your recovery.
You’re not alone – our online support communities can help.
Self-care tips for caregivers.