Finding out you have heart disease is a major life change. We offer a wide selection of practical advice and tips to support you on your recovery journey. Find more information about understanding your diagnosis and treatment and making healthy lifestyle changes by clicking the link below.
Recovery & Support
Stroke is a medical emergency. If you experience any of these signs, call 9-1-1. Do not drive to the hospital. An ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care.
Signs of Stroke
Prevention starts with knowing your risk. Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for stroke or heart disease. Almost 80% of premature stroke and heart disease can be prevented through healthy behaviors. That means habits like eating healthy, being active and living smoke free, have big impact on your health.
Risk & Prevention
Stroke is a major life event for you and those close to you. The common goal for everyone is your recovery. Recovery means regaining as much function and independence as possible. Heart & Stroke NB’s Stroke Navigation program is specifically designed to help you with this transition.
Recovery & Support
What is Heart Disease?
Heart disease is any condition that affects the structure or function of the heart. There are many types of heart disease, with many different root causes. Learn more about the types of heart disease here.
What is Stroke?
A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to any part of your brain, damaging brain cells. The effects of a stroke depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done. Learn more about the different types of stroke and their effects here.
Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating. It can happen to anyone at anytime. Signs of cardiac arrest include sudden collapse, unresponsive to sound or touch and not breathing or making gasping sounds.
If you think someone is in cardiac arrest, call 9-1-1, and begin CPR.