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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Welcome to our web site.
We are a unique collaboration of health care providers in your community.
The Peterborough Regional Vascular Health Network (VHN) is a unique collaboration amongst family physicians, specialists and other health care providers aimed at promoting improved vascular health.
The VHN emphasizes education of both the public and professionals in aid of our goals. We are interested in helping in the prevention of vascular disease as well as promoting optimal treatment for those who have already developed vascular disease.
What is Vascular Disease? Vascular disease is a condition that affects the structure and/or function of the arteries (not the veins) that supply blood and oxygen to all of the tissues of the body. Once it develops, vascular disease is a life long condition. Even if you have a balloon, stent, or a bypass procedure, the condition that led to your need for that intervention is still there. That's why it is important to continue to follow the lifestyle recommendations and to remain on the medications that stabilize vascular disease - even after you have had a procedure that makes you feel better. Because vascular disease will be with you your whole life, you must stick with your treatment programme for the rest of your life.
Eat well, exercise more (unless your doctor prohibits it - which is only rarely necessary), and take your Lifesavers!
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