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Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death among Canadians - and many people don't know they're at risk. But it's not hard to stay healthy and fit if you know what to do. Learn about how to stay healthy, recognize risk factors, and understand and deal with cardiovascular problems when they occur. For additional health information, please talk to your Costco Pharmacist.

Heart Health

Your Blood Vessels: Healthy for Life

High cholesterol can damage your blood vessels, leading to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke. We interviewed Dr. Stephen Fort, Staff Cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and Associate Professor of Medicine at Dalhousie University, to learn more about keeping your blood vessels healthy for life.

How high cholesterol affects your blood vessels

Over time, high cholesterol can damage the blood vessels, leading to serious complications. Learn more about how this happens and how it could affect your body. more...

Cholesterol: The lower the better?

When it comes to cholesterol, is lower better? According to Dr. Stephen Fort, we have evidence that the more aggressively we treat cholesterol, the better the results more...

Can the damage be prevented, stopped, or reversed?

We know that high cholesterol can damage the blood vessels, leading to health problems such as heart attack and stroke. But can the damage be prevented, stopped, or reversed? more...

Healthy blood vessels for life: Playing your part

You have an important part to play in keeping your blood vessels healthy for life! Learn more about what you can do. more...

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