Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term that refers to more than one disease of the circulatory system including the heart and blood vessels. While they are one of the leading causes of death for men and women in Canada, in many cases they are preventable. There are six types of CVD:

  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke)
  • Heart Failure
  • Congenital Heart Disease

Access to specialty cardiovascular drugs can pose a significant obstacle for patients. Rx Connect will act as administrators to support special authorizations, diagnostic coordination, injection training and scheduling, to make sure our patient have access to specialty medications.

  • 29% of all deaths in Canada are from heart disease.
  • Every 7 minutes in Canada someone dies from heart disease or stroke.
  • 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke.
  • Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada.
  • Aboriginal people are 1.5 to 2 times more likely to develop heart disease.
  • Cardiovascular disease costs the Canadian economy more than $20.9 Billion every year.
  • Being physically active for 30 to 60 minutes several days a week. Making a healthy food choices:
  • Decrease in sodium intake.
  • Weight Management.
  • Limiting alcohol consumption to 1 to 2 standard drinks per a day.
  • smoke-free.
  • Reducing stress.
  • Knowing and controlling your blood pressure.