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The Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative

ajadad Alex Jadad — 26/02/2009

Cardiovascular Health Centre

The Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative (WCHI), at Women's College Hospital, 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. WCHI’s specialty programs include: Identifying cardiovascular risks Modifying those risks through education and risk factor management An innovative exercise facility and training program for women Research 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 for women to follow in class and at home Personal reports on each woman's health status 'State-of-the-art' monitoring equipment Hormone therapy (HT) counselling A support group, so women can meet others with similar health concerns A convenient downtown Toronto location

Heart failure, Other

Goals Prevention:
Creates healthy environments , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention
Goals Detection:
Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures
Goals Treatment:
Improving access to health services across the entire spectrum, from prevention to treatment , Promotes the appropriate use of medicines
Goals self-management:
Refocuses the health system to support self-management , Improving support services with an emphasis on peer support, the disabled and carers






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