Heart/Lung

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

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.

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.

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