Heart/Lung

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.

Stroke prevention therapy (Dr. Marc Deyell)

St. Paul's Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Marc Deyell was interviewed by Global News on a new stroke prevention therapy.

Heart and Stroke Foundation makes half-million dollar donation to indigenous heart health

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is putting up half a million dollars to support research into indigenous heart health.

Organ transplants surge in B.C. because of fentanyl-overdose deaths (Dr. David Landsberg)

B.C.’s overdose epidemic, especially deaths involving fentanyl, is behind a significant increase in the number of organ transplant donors, according to a B.C. Transplant agency leader.

B.C. mother of teens in need of heart transplant (Dr. Anson Cheung)

Last May, Vinday Athwal suffered a massive heart attack while driving on the Coquihalla highway.

Organ donations on the rise and saving lives

Jamie Barber looked outside the window from his hospital bed and watched someone walking down the street, and wondered if that would become impossible for him to do.

New heart health study at St. Paul's (Dr. Jiri Frohlich)

The timing for St. Paul’s Hospital’s Healthy Heart Program couldn't be better. Researchers at St. Paul’s are recruiting patients for a study to determine whether a diet high in cholesterol-busting fibre and plants, coupled with exercise, can reduce the size of artery-clogging plaque and lower other risk factors for heart disease.

Opinion: Princess Leia ultimately killed by the real Darth Vader (Dr. Stuart Kreisman)

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in Canada and worldwide, killing one in two smokers, or 45,000 Canadians annually. Smoking accounts for 10 per cent of all deaths in Canada, and kills more people than alcohol, drugs, car accidents, murder, suicide, and AIDS combined.

Listen to registered dietitian Karen Mornin on Roundhouse Radio

Listen to registered dietitian Karen Mornin on Roundhouse Radio

The Best And Worst Ways To Exercise For Your Heart (Dr. Ramanathan)

Following the sudden and untimely death of Canadian Actor Alan Thicke we speak with a Cardiologist about what you need to know about heart attacks and who is at risk.

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