Clinical Sleep Solutions had the opportunity to present 3 back to back educational sessions on sleep apnea and sleep related issues. During their resistance training, 10-12 people per session listened in, as well as asking questions pertaining to sleep…”If the patient can really be educated on their chronic disease process, they’re way more likely to be compliant, they’re way more likely to have a better outcome”, says McLeod.

The Lion’s Gate Cardiac Rehab and Cardiometabolic Program is a collaboration of Dr. Kevin McLeod, Vancouver Coastal Health and the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission. As McLeod points out, ” our model is unique. We tie traditional medical care in with fitness. We have specialist physicians on site along with nursing care and exercise specialists.”

The program has been serving the North Shore of Vancouver for over 10 years. They are a multi-disciplinary supervised exercise and education program for people who are recovering from Cardiac related interventions or who are trying to prevent cardiac and other chronic diseases.

The program also offers a free public lecture series related to heart disease and prevention, which speaks to their goal of enhancing patient education. With this new knowledge in hand, cardiovascular patients learn about risk factors and can take a more active role in their health.