Canadians talk about living with heart disease and stroke

If you’ve had a stroke or a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease or atrial fibrillation, you are not alone. About 1.3 million Canadians have heart disease, 350,000 have atrial fibrillation, and another 300,000 are living with the effects of a stroke. But experiencing this for yourself may have a significant, and sometimes devastating, impact on you and your family. What challenges might you face? How do you cope with your new reality? A diverse group of Canadians, in a series of unscripted videos, share their personal stories so others can learn from their experience.

Originally from Heart & Stroke Foundation website.

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Heart disease and stroke can have a significant and sometimes devastating impact on you and your family.

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How do you deal with a stroke, heart attack or a diagnosis of heart disease?

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At the hospital, you are surrounded by knowledgeable healthcare workers, but what about when you get home?

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After a stroke or heart disease diagnosis, you expect challenges to your physical health.

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So many things change after you are diagnosed with heart disease or have had a stroke.

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Nobody wants to experience heart attack or stroke.

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Will you ever get back to a normal life?

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It can be a shock to learn you have atrial fibrillation.

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