The Canadian Foundation for Vascular Health (CFVH) has established itself as a MISSION to develop and offer a specific vascular rehabilitation program for PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD) to all patients in need. The goal is to enable the 3 million Canadians aged 50 to 79 years with PAD, or having a propensity to develop the disease, to benefit from the program offered in all offices of physicians, rehabilitation institutes and fitness centers, by 2022.

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CFVH accepts donations, legacies and other similar contributions in cash, securities or real estate to financially support the development of the program, the supply and application of this program to patient communities and health professionals as well as the scientific and technological update of the program.


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Peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is defined as a partial or total blockage of the arteries peripheral to the aorta. This is explained by an accumulation of lipids in the artery wall, called atherosclerosis.