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Cardiovascular Health Centre

ajadad Alex Jadad — 26/02/2009


The Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative (WHCI) is Canada's first comprehensive assessment and lifestyle program for women with existing or potential heart problems. The program is comprised of a three-month primary prevention program for women with multiple risk factors and a six-month cardiac rehabilitation program for women with heart disease. A multidisciplinary health care team provides risk factor modification counselling services and education sessions and participants are offered enrollment into a women's exercise training program. Our program also conducts innovative research focused on women and heart disease. Unique features of WCHI include: * small group sessions (a maximum of eight women per group) * a relaxed atmosphere in a safe and comfortable setting * individual exercise programs to follow in class and at home * personal reports on each woman's health * "state of the art" monitoring equipment * hormone replacement therapy (HRT) counselling * a support group, so women can meet others with similar health concerns * a convenient downtown Toronto location

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