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Stroke resources for survivors, their families and healthcare providers. from Heart & Stroke Foundation

Local Information, Organizations and Featured Links

Pictou County Heart & Stroke Support Group - New Glasgow
Contact: Susan Chickness, President
Phone: 902 752-3898
Email: schickness@hotmail.com
UCT Building behind Summer Street, New Glasgow
Group of cardiac patients and their partners who gather together on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 pmfrom September through June for information sharing, shared concerns, guest speakers and social activities. Stroke survivors and their families are also welcome. Contact for more information.

Antigonish/Guysborough Heart & Stroke Support Group
Contact: Joyce Feltmate
Phone: 902 783-2252
Community group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish. (No summer meetings) For residents of Antigonish and Guysborough counties. Contact for more information on the group and specific meeting times.

Heart Health Clinic - Antigonish
St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish
Phone: 902 867-4720
This clinic is located in the Emergency/Ambulatory care department of St. Martha's Hospital. Referral is by physicians only. It provides a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care that includes clinical assessment, risk factor modification and education.

Heart to Heart program - Antigonish
St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish
Contact: Lena MacDonald
Phone: 902 867-4720
An education and support program of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada for people at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
Park Lane Mall Level 3
5657 Spring Garden Road, Box 245
Halifax, NS B3J 3R4
Ph: 902 423-7530
Toll free 1-800-423-4432
Fax: 902 492-1464
Email: contactus@heartandstroke.ns.ca
Web: http://www.heartandstroke.ns.ca

Maritime Heart Center
5991-508 Spring Garden Road (Halifax Professional Center)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1Y6
Ph: 902 446-3669
Fax: 902 446-4346
E-mail: info@maritimeheartcenter.ca
Website: http://maritimeheartcenter.ca/
For clinical inquiries please contact:
Division of Cardiac Surgery
2269-1796 Summer Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 3A7
Ph: 902 473-7597
Fax: 902 473-4448

Health Connections Resource Centre
Located in the People's Place Library, 283 Main Street, Antigonish, NS B2G 2C3
Ph: 902 863-7369
Fax: 902 863-9318
Email: smithlj@gasha.nshealth.ca
Provides free health information and support.

Mayo Clinic Heart Disease Center
Website: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/HB99999.

Mayo Clinic High Blood Pressure Center
Website: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-blood-pressure/HI99999

Mayo Clinic on Stroke
Website: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stroke/DS00150