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Heart disease includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation.

9 IN 10

Canadians over the age of 20 have at least one risk factor for heart disease.

Heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.


Canadians are living with heart failure.


new cases of heart failure will be diagnosed in Canada this year.

Heart failure is the most rapidly rising heart disease among Canadians.

Currently, there is no cure for heart failure.


Heart Disease & Heart Failure: The Toll

What is Heart Failure?


The AHA defines heart failure as “a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen.”

Heart failure can result from heart muscle disease (dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, drug-induced cardiomyopathy, and myocarditis), valvular defects, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, hypertension, congenital heart defects, severe lung disease, and complications from diabetes and obesity.

The Centre welcomes applications that employ scientific approaches that can improve our understanding of heart failure and lead to better approaches towards prediction, prevention and treatment of heart failure including studies in engineering, basic science, ‎clinical science, health services research, population health or combinations of the above. The ultimate goal is that Centre-funded projects have a positive impact on heart failure.

Source: The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research


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