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.

Centre performs 1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure

On June 5, 2014, St. Paul’s Hospital broadcasted a live transcatheter aortic valve implantation – on an awake patient (not under general anesthesia) – to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies Conference taking place June 5-7, 2014 at The Westin Bayshore.

Just how bad is all that sugar for your heart? (Dr. Scott Lear)

Still nibbling Valentine's Day goodies? Munching packaged cereals, pancakes or muffins for breakfast? Enjoying a lunch of processed meats and bread, sweetened pasta sauce, or even a salad drenched in dressing?

B.C. doctor says Canadian-led heart valve surgery will ‘blow people’s minds’ (Dr. David Wood)

A Vancouver cardiologist has presented details of a revolutionary heart valve surgery to thousands of doctors from around the world and says the minimally invasive procedure will “blow people's minds.”

BC doctor revolutionizes heart valve replacement (Dr. David Wood)

A Vancouver cardiologist is unveiling a revolutionary heart valve surgery. It reduces recovery time from months to a just a few hours. And Dr. David Wood says not only does his technique spare patients a massive operation, it saves the health care system money. Robin Gill has more on the remarkable new procedure.

Vancouver doctor unveils procedure that could revolutionize heart surgery (Dr. David Wood)

 A Vancouver doctor says open-heart surgery could be a thing of the past.

Vancouver medical researchers make heart-pounding breakthrough (Dr. Zachary Laksman)

Anyone suffering from heart arrhythmia won’t be in pain for much longer, thanks to a team of doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

Stem cells used in quest for new heart medications (Dr. Zachary Laksman)

By targeting your own specific stem cells, researchers aim to provide tailored treatments for individual atrial fibrillation patients.

Listen to Dr. Krishnan Ramanathan on BC Almanac

Vancouver doctors develop genetic test for inherited high cholesterol (Dr. Liam Brunham)

Rowena Dagley was 36 when doctors told her she had been having minor heart attacks for the past four months because her arteries were 95 per cent blocked

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