Dietary Prevention for Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Kitsilano

Join Kathryn Hearn and Hanna Rakowska to learn about the impact of Sudden Cardiac Arrest on Canadians and discover the optimal heart-healthy diet to help protect you against this quick and often silent condition.

About the Event


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Two-thirds of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims are unaware that they have pre-existing heart disease. In fact, the most common underlying cause of Sudden Cardiac Death is coronary artery disease.  Therefore, the same factors that put you at risk for coronary artery disease may also put you at risk for of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Research shows that lifestyle behaviours play a critical role in protecting against Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and that our diet is one of the most promising prevention strategies.

About the presenters:

Kathryn Hearn is the development advisor for Heart and Stoke BC & Yukon.

Hanna Rakowska holds the position of Nutrition Operations Manager at Choices Markets. She has worked as a nutrition facilitator at various medical clinics, such as CHANGEpain and Care Medical Group, while maintaining her private practice, Back to Balance Nutrition. Hanna holds the designations of Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioner, and Registered Dental Hygienist. She is completing her degree in Health Science through Thompson Rivers University.