Heart/Lung

Better chance of CPR in Chinatown and Richmond, UBC study finds

A new University of British Columbia study finds the chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Metro Vancouver depends on where the incident takes place.

Cardiac arrest victims more likely to receive CPR in ethnic Chinese neighbourhoods

People who suffer a cardiac arrest in public are more likely to receive CPR from bystanders in the city’s ethnic Chinese neighbourhoods, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

Can diet reverse hardening of the arteries? This Vancouver study wants to find out

Researchers at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver are looking for 50 people who have heart disease to join an in-depth study on treatment through diet and exercise 

New heart brings new way of life to Ucluelet local

Prior to undergoing a heart transplant on August 31, 2015, Sharon Sanford couldn’t even walk around her block; let alone hike the Wild Pacific Trail.

Dr. Webb discusses heart health on Fairchild TV

Open heart surgery patients benefit from new technology (Dr. John Webb)

A tool developed largely at St. Paul’s hospital is allowing some patients to avoid having to go through open heart surgery and often leads to faster recoveries.

Preventing sudden tragedy (Dr. Andrew Krahn)

When a seemingly healthy person collapses and dies with no warnings, it is called sudden unexpected death or in some cases unexplained cardiac arrest. 

Study Predicts COPD Epidemic in 20 Years, Potentially Overwhelming Healthcare Systems (Dr. Don Sin)

Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) determined that despite a decline in smoking rates, there will be an epidemic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over the next two decades, with the potential to overwhelm healthcare systems.

COPD epidemic could overwhelm healthcare systems within two decades, study says (Amir Khakban and Dr. Don Sin)

Health authorities should brace themselves for an epidemic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over the next two decades, despite a decline in smoking rates, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.

St. Paul’s Hospital marks milestone heart procedure (Dr. Jamil Bashir)

“At first I thought I was struck by lightning.”

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