Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term used to describe the diseases of the circulatory system (heart and blood vessels). They are the leading cause of death in Canadian adults. Many CVDs are preventable.

The most common CVDs are:

  • ischemic heart disease, which may lead to heart attack
  • stroke
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • heart failure

Other CVDs include:

  • rheumatic heart disease
  • congenital heart disease
Below are documents and resources related to the burden of CVD in Ontario.

 

Updated 22 Oct 2019