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SFU Experts available for World Heart Day
Living in the midst of a pandemic has become another stressful factor in our lives. World Heart Day (September 29) was created by the World Heart Federation to bring awareness to the leading cause of global death: cardiovascular disease (CVD), an illness impacted by our lifestyles and stress. The disease claims millions of lives each year. World Heart Day aims to educate individuals to be more aware of their self-health and reduce controlling risk factors of CVD.
SFU professor Scott Lear, who is also the Pfizer/Heart & Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research is available to speak on the importance of prevention strategies and CVD research. SFU professor Jeff Reading, who is also the First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital, is also available to speak on Indigenous health.
More information about World Heart Day
AVAILABLE SFU EXPERTS
SCOTT LEAR, professor, health sciences
604.682.2344 | firstname.lastname@example.org
JEFF READING, professor, health sciences
MELISSA SHAW, SFU Communications & Marketing
236.880.3297 | email@example.com