There are three different categories of risk factors associated with heart attacks. The major risk factors, which cannot be changed, such as age, gender and heredity; the modifiable risk factors, such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure, weight and physical...
This year’s focus of World No Tobacco Day, which takes place at the end of May, will be on the impact that tobacco use has on cardiovascular health. As a family physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary encourages patients to live...
Keeping your blood pressure stable is key to having good cardiovascular health. That’s why throughout the month of May, Hypertension Canada is raising awareness about what it means to have high blood pressure, the negative impact that it can...
Last week, British Columbia marked a major medical milestone when transplant recipients, their families and healthcare workers gathered together to celebrate the 500th heart transplant in the Province. Individuals have been receiving heart transplants as early as the 1970s,...

What is Angina?

Angina occurs as a result of the heart not getting enough blood, which manifests in symptoms such as chest pain, nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, and dizziness. Some patients with angina may also experience belching, as well as anxiety. There...
If you suffer from high cholesterol, then you know how important it is to get your cholesterol back down to a healthy level. Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty substance that is mostly made from the liver, and when at...
When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, Dr. Ali Ghahary says early prevention is key. While heart disease can and does run in families, diet and exercise also both play a huge factor, especially in childhood. Some of the...
World Heart Day | Dr. Ali Ghahary

World Heart Day

The heart is considered to be one of the strongest, hardest working muscles in the body. On average, it beats approximately 115,000 times per day and pumps approximately 200 gallons of blood into the veins and arteries, travelling a...
Heart Disease | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Heart Disease

According to data gathered by the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 2.5 million Canadians over the age of 20 currently live with heart disease, while an estimated 9 in 10 Canadians have at least one precursor for heart...
As many as 75% of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 report that they are living with some level of stress in their lives, therefore making it one of the biggest threats to our health and wellbeing....