Getting to the heart of the matter (St. Paul's Hospital)

“Every place I am, I have a picture with me of Paul,” says Per Brunes.

On this day, reached by the North Shore News from his secondary home in Scottsdale, Arizona, the 71-year-old West Vancouver resident takes a minute from the interview to look at one such image.

Krahn has continued his work since moving to West Vancouver, including launching, in early 2013, the B.C. Inherited Arrhythmia Program, a province-wide network of clinics serving patients and their families. The majority of patients are seen at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, and others at Vancouver General Hospital and at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Erin McPhee reports

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