Over the next several months AIM will be providing imaging for a major cross-country MRI research study that seeks to illustrate patterns in heart and brain health of Canadians from coast to coast.
The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds, or CAHHM, will study the MRI results of approximately 9700 participants of varying ages, backgrounds and locales looking at risk factors and early causes of heart disease and stroke.
The study has three main objectives:
-understanding the role of lifestyle and environmental factors on common heart, brain and blood vessel diseases
-understanding cultural and immigration factors that impact health in individuals of different ethnic backgrounds
-identifying early markers of dysfunction in the heart, brain, blood vessels and abdomen using MRI
AIM is honored to be assisting CAHHM in such worthwhile research!