Heart/Lung

St. Paul's Hospital performs unprecedented number of mechanical heart implants

St. Paul’s Hospital has implanted more than 100 Ventricular Assist Devices. The remarkable technology has offered life to patients who otherwise would have died. 

Heart disease often hits women hardest

More women are dying of heart attacks than men, but cardiologists still don’t understand why female patients have worse outcomes. 

Making excellent care for acute heart failure patients a priority through innovation and research

Seven years ago, Andrea Marrie unexpectedly became a heart transplant candidate. Because a donor heart wasn’t available, Dr. Anson Cheung, a cardiovascular surgeon at St. Paul’s Hospital, wasted no time and implanted a left  ventricular assist device (LVAD) in Andrea.

Heart attacks on the rise in younger Canadians, experts say

Nine out of 10 Canadians these days have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. And these risk factors, that we so easily ignore, are rising “dramatically” in young people.

Blood tests could replace biopsies by 2016

Researchers are working on sophisticated new blood-based biomarker tests that could ultimately do away with the need for biopsies, replacing them with blood tests.

Innovative Surgical Procedure Pioneered at St. Paul’s Hospital Saves Lives of Cardiac Patients Unable to Undergo Open-Heart Surgery

Dr. John Webb and his colleagues at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital are making open-heart surgery a thing of the past, saving the lives of patients not viable for conventional heart surgery, such as former Vancouver city councilor and Order of Canada honoree May Brown.

New Research Program Investigates Leading Cause of Death for Women in British Columbia

Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have announced the establishment of the first research program in B.C. to focus on the impact of gender-based differences on cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke).

Innovative Surgical Procedure Pioneered at St. Paul’s Hospital Saves Lives of Cardiac Patients Unable to Undergo Open-Heart Surgery

Dr. John Webb and his colleagues at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital are making open-heart surgery a thing of the past, saving the lives of patients not viable for conventional heart surgery.

Researchers Map Pathway of Infection for a Common, Potentially Life-threatening Respiratory Virus

Researchers have identified a new treatment target for a virus that causes severe lung infections and an estimated 10% of common colds

Patients Benefit as Access to Cardiac Rehab Expands

More patients and families have access to specialized heart care, closer to their homes, thanks to an innovative cardiac rehabilitation program that has officially opened in three Vancouver community centres

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