Heart/Lung

B.C. wildfires: Do masks protect you from the smoke? (Dr. Don Sin)

With much of the province experiencing smoky skies, some feel the need to wear a medical mask or other barrier to prevent breathing in toxins from the smoke.

Metro Vancouver air quality worse than Beijing: St. Paul’s respirologist (Dr. Don Sin)

The head of respiratory medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital is raising red flags about the air quality in some parts of Metro Vancouver being worse than Beijing.

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.

Smoky summer skies a new reality for B.C. (Dr. Don Sin)

The nearly two-week stretch of poor air quality that has socked Metro Vancouver in a hazy fog is a palpable reminder that climate change will directly affect human health, says a UBC professor who studies the link between the warming climate and respiratory disease.

Seeing Is Believing: Experts Predict an Expanded Role for Cardiac CT in Structural Interventions (Dr. Jonathon Leipsic)

Multiple roles for cardiac CT have become ingrained in the everyday practice of structural interventionalists, but still more are emerging as the field evolves, according to cardiac imaging specialists gathered here at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Dr. Stuart Kreisman comments on the Tobacco industry on CBC's Early Edition

Dr. Stuart Kreisman comments on the Tobacco industry on CBC's Early Edition

Mother's Day: Woman who had heart attack during childbirth thanks St. Paul's cardiac team

Jaxon Gallagher is only one month old, but one day he’ll be old enough to tell his mom “Happy Mother’s Day,” and learn the story of how her heart gave out the day he was born.

Woman and baby alive after medical drama unfolds at St. Paul’s Hospital

It was a medical emergency fit for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy — Doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital managed to save a young, pregnant woman and her baby after the mom went into sudden heart failure.

Letters: Early diagnosis may prevent unexplained sudden death (Dr. Andrew Krahn, Dr. Zachary Laksman, and Kirsten Bartels)

Recent media reports of otherwise healthy young people dying suddenly and inexplicably prompt painful questions about how or whether these deaths could have been prevented. A coroner’s investigation takes time and may not always identify the cause of death, leaving families without closure.

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