Cardiac Education Program

Heart disease is a major cause of disease and death in Canada. We recognize the enormous impact this disease has on the lives of our community members. 

Our team encourages healthy lifestyle changes and links patients with programs that enable individuals to stay healthy. 

The Cardiac Education provided to in-patients and their families may include:

  • Emotional reactions after a cardiac event (heart attack) 
  • Heart medication 
  • Heart healthy diet 
  • Physical energy conservation 
  • Stress management 
  • Physical activity after a cardiac event 
  • Smoking cessation 
  • Information related to specific tests or treatments may include: stress tests, angiograms, coronary angioplasty, bypass surgery and permanent pacemakers.  

You can read more on the Heart and Stroke website.

Telemetry Unit 

North York General Hospital provides care for individuals with heart disease, and many of our patients require telemetry. Telemetry is a portable remote control heart monitoring device that reads your heart rhythm and rate, and relays this information to your nurse and to the central monitors. Many services are available directly on the 6th floor (West), and specialized diagnostics are provided through Diagnostic Cardiology Services.