Royal Alex Celebrates World Heart Day

Royal Alex Celebrates World Heart Day

In celebration of World Heart Day on Thursday September 29, 2016 the Multicultural Heart Health Awareness Program in affiliation with the CK Hui Heart Centre is taking a heart healthier step towards educating the Edmonton community on heart health. 

At 2:00 p.m. the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation will be hosting a free event at the hospital with multicultural heart healthy food and amazing prizes provided by Anytime Fitness – Kingsway. The public will have the opportunity to hear from one of CK Hui Heart Centre’s experts, Dr. Po Kee Cheung.  

“We live in a society where communication occurs at a frenetic pace, but we need to remember that sometimes, what we think is clearly understood is just not so. Knowledge of heart attack and stroke symptoms -- among some residents of Edmonton’s multicultural communities -- has been lacking. Cardiologists at the Royal Alexandra Hospital are launching this program to address this lack of awareness,” stated previous chair of the C.K. Hui Heart Centre Campaign, Hon. Anne McLellan.

Uncontrollable factors like age, gender, race, ethnicity and family history all play a role in our cardiac formation. The CK Hui Heart Centre’s Multicultural Heart Health Program is one of the centre's flagship programs that operates under the mission to take a proactive role in improving the heart health of multiple cultural groups who live with a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke. 

About the Multicultural Heart Health Program

The CK Hui Heart Centre’s Multicultural Heart Health Program operates under the mission to take a proactive role in improving the heart health of multiple cultural groups who live with a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke. 

It is the mission of the program to:

• Prevent cardiovascular disease in specific high-risk ethnic groups/keep disease from getting worse

• Reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in ethnic groups  that have been identified as living with increased risk 

• Reduce the need for surgery

• Improve the quality of life by reducing symptoms in identified high-risk groups

• Provide the culturally diverse people of Edmonton with tools, workshops and seminars tailored to their ethnicity.