Heart/Lung

Vancouver doctor performs three heart transplants in 24 hours (Dr. Anson Cheung)

As a surgeon, Dr. Anson Cheung is used to putting in long hours in the operating room at St. Paul’s Hospital, performing life-saving surgery on critically-ill patients.

St. Paul's Hospital heart-transplant program celebrates 20th anniversary

“I get two birthdays,” says Diana Van Vliet.

Defibrillator implanted under skin works without wires (St. Paul's Hospital)

Doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver stopped Mike McLellan’s heart last year then restarted it with an electric shock from a device they’d implanted under his skin.

Groundbreaking Chair will help promote First Nations’ health (St. Paul's Hospital)

Simon Fraser University made strides this week in advancing its twin goals of supporting Aboriginal peoples and of being a leader in research mobilization.

Christmas ‘miracle’ gives Comox man new lease on life (St. Paul's Hospital)

The Davies family — Tim, his wife Andi, and children Charlotte, 10, and Oliver, 7 — experienced a true Christmas miracle last year.

St. Paul’s telecardiology program gives heart patients health care at home

St. Paul’s Hospital, the leading heart disease centre in B.C., is offering patients outside the Lower Mainland a way to visit a cardiologist without having to travel to Vancouver.

Two giants of medicine to receive honorary degrees (Dr. James Hogg)

McGill will present honorary degrees to two giants of medicine next month at a scientific symposium being held jointly with the McGill University Health Centre in celebration of the opening of the Glen site.

3D printers help researchers test new drugs’ impact on organs more efficiently

Imagine being able to eliminate the need for organ donors or finding a more accurate way to test new drugs.

Squamish nun breathes easier after aortic valve replaced while she's wide-awake (St. Paul's Hospital)

Sister Theresa Stickley felt exhausted and out of breath as she walked the halls of the Queen of Peace Monastery in Squamish.

Cutting edge valve replacement (St. Paul's Hospital)

An 83-year-old woman's heart valve replacement only took 30 minutes Monday, and she was awake the whole time.

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