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WCHI cardiac rehab program for women

Women who are living with a heart condition or who are at moderate to high risk for heart disease can join this program designed to help manage known risk factors by the following services:

  • cardiovascular assessment by an advance practice nurse
  • individual cardiac risk factor profile
  • exercise consultation
  • heart clinic education session
  • access to the cardiac team for one-on-one counseling and support for lifestyle modification

Women who would like an assessment of their personal risk factor profile, complete a risk screening questionnaire. A meeting then takes place with a member of our team to review the assessment and plan any necessary risk factor changes. Depending on the results of the assessment, a prevention and education plan or cardiac rehabilitation will be prescribed.

Education Series

WCHI also offers a group education series which covers the following topics:

  • risk factor management
  • nutrition
  • smoking cessation therapy
  • stress management and self-care
  • blood pressure management
  • diabetes
  • medications, vitamins and supplements
  • healthy sleep
  • goal-setting and self-management
  • migraines and headaches
  • muscle and joint management

Healthy Weight Program

The Healthy Weight Program is a nutrition and lifestyle program to help you make positive behaviour changes to achieve long-term goals to maintain a healthy weight.

Mood Matters

Mood Matters is an interactive program using the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy to help you learn strategies to change negative thoughts, change behaviour patterns and react in more positive ways.

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Location & Contact Information

Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
4th floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-6400 ext.4883

Fax: 416-323-6147

Email: womenshearts@wchospital.ca

Accessibility
This program is wheelchair-accessible.


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