Cardiac Services BC is dedicated to ensuring all British Columbians have access to the best possible cardiac care.
Cardiovascular disease - heart disease, blood vessel disease and stroke - is the number one cause of death for Canadians, and research shows that rates of cardiovascular disease will go up over the next 20 years as more people develop age-related risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Cardiac Services BC plans, coordinates, monitors, evaluates and, in some cases, funds cardiac services across the province in collaboration with senior administrators and physicians in the other health authorities. Its goal is to improve the way cardiac services are managed and accessed throughout the province by:
Overseeing cardiac disease-related prevention and treatment
Ensuring quality access and sustainability within BC's cardiac care system
Promoting knowledge translation and system transformation.