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Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

  The Widowmaker is a documentary film about the tensions between preventionist and interventionist medicine for heart disease. Almost every minute of every day someone dies from a heart attack. Many of these people are relatively healthy, have no history of heart disease, and can even have received a clean bill of health. The Widowmaker looks into how heart scans could be the key to saving lives, and how this technology has been maligned. Narrated by Gillian Anderson, the film examines how greed, egos, and wrong decisions have lead to millions of Americans...
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How To Know When Someone Is Having A Heart Attack

How To Know When Someone Is Having A Heart Attack

In movies and television we often see the dramatized version of a person having a heart attack as a very sudden event characterized by pain centralized in the chest. In reality there are other signs and symptoms of a heart attack you should be aware of to be able to quickly identify if you or someone around you is experiencing a heart attack. Common Signs of A Heart Attack Chest Discomfort: Many heart attacks involve discomfort in the centre of the chest that can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. They can last more than a few minutes, or can...
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A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, and more than 2.4 million Canadians living with heart disease aged 20 years or older. However, if you’re living with heart disease there are many things you can do to each day to improve your health. Share Lawyers spoke with Marlon, a client and sufferer of heart disease, about what his life was like before and after his diagnosis. We hope his experience can help to showcase the steps anyone can take to live a healthy life after heart disease. Marlon suffered a heart attack when he was just 39 years old. He...
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Different Kinds of Heart Disease Medications

Different Kinds of Heart Disease Medications

Did you know there are a whole variety of heart disease medications? There are a variety of medical conditions found in the body which impact your heart and blood vessels and can lead to heart disease or a heart attack. If you or your loved one is prescribed a heart disease medication, it’s essential that you read the label, take as instructed, and understand the possible side effects or drug interactions. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of common heart disease medications and how they work. Common Heart Disease Medications ACE Inhibitors Used primarily for the...
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Too Sick To Work, But Not Sick Enough To Get Benefits

Too Sick To Work, But Not Sick Enough To Get Benefits

When your long term disability benefits are denied and you are unable to work, this can seem like an impossible situation. Share Lawyers is dedicated to ensuring you get the benefits you need when you’ve suffered an illness or injury that prevents you from going to work. Take our client Thava, for example.   Thava worked as a labourer at a manufacturing plant in Scarborough, Ontario for over 20 years. Nearing his mid-forties, he considered himself to be relatively healthy – however when he started experiencing chest pain and indigestion for weeks at a time, he went...
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Lifestyle Changes After Heart Disease

Lifestyle Changes After Heart Disease

Heart disease affects people in all walks of life, with men at higher risk at age 45 and up, and women 55 and up. There can often be very few signs that someone has heart disease and people can seem outwardly healthy until they have a major heart attack. Recent advancements in medical science have made it possible to get procedures and take medications to help prevent further attacks; however, for those with heart disease it’s not just medications that ensure a long and healthy life. Take Bronwyn, for example. She was just 57 years old she suffered a major heart attack....