St. Paul's Hospital implants next generation defibrillator

VANCOUVER, September 4, 2015 – It delivers a life-saving shock to the heart without ever actually touching it. Doctors at St. Paul's Hospital, in collaboration with Cardiac Services BC and a group of physicians from around the province, have taken a step towards revolutionizing the care of people with cardiac arrhythmias in British Columbia by implanting the first ever subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) in BC.

New hope for lung disease sufferers... in a stomach bug: Bacteria that is common among patients with pulmonary conditions is detected by a simple breath test and can treated with antibiotics (St. Paul's Hospital)

Disabling lung disease may be triggered by a common stomach bug, groundbreaking research has found.

COPD: Imaging Could Improve Treatment (Dr. Miranda Kirby, James Hogg Research Centre)

Imaging scans including inhaled noble gas magnetic resonance imaging show promise over forced expiratory volume tests (FEV1) in evaluating symptoms of patients' with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and exercise limitations, according to a study published online July 7 in Radiology.

Raising heart disease awareness among women

Women are six times more likely to die from heart disease than from breast cancer. And as Elaine Yong reports, the risk is even greater among “young” women.

Getting to the heart of the matter (St. Paul's Hospital)

“Every place I am, I have a picture with me of Paul,” says Per Brunes.

‘They found lungs for you’ (St. Paul's Hospital)

Cary Feldstein was thinking about his twin daughters and their lives without him.

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.

New SFU prof will research causes and prevention of chronic disease ‘epidemic’ among B.C. First Nations (Dr. Andrew Ignaszewski, St. Paul's Hospital)

Grand Chief Edward John says it was his 1998 heart attack that sowed the seeds of a new program at St. Paul’s Hospital that will focus on the cardiac health of B.C. First Nations residents.

Man who had heart attack at youth hockey game in Surrey says scare will force lifestyle changes (Lucia Milosavljevic, St. Paul's Hospital)

It won't be easy, but Simon Ma is determined to give up a pack-a-day smoking habit, eat more veggies and start exercising after he survived a heart attack thanks in part to a group of quick-thinking hockey parents.

Hockey parents make the save after Burnaby dad collapses (St. Paul's Hospital)

The teenage players on the Burnaby Winter Club midget hockey team may have won last Thursday’s game against Cloverdale, but it was a group of parents who made the save of the day.


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