Heart/Lung

Looking into the heart of the matter (Dr. Jonathon Leipsic)

It takes eight hours for the information to be sent, analyzed and returned from
HeartFlow Inc’s offices in Redwood City, Calif., so it’s not used on emergency cases. Instead, patients with stable, persistent cardiac issues such as chest pain and atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat) could get a CT scan that’s then converted to a more detailed image.

Listen to Dr. Brian Grunau discuss ECPR on the Kash Heed Show

Listen to Dr. Brian Grunau discuss ECPR on the Kash Heed Show

New cardiac arrest treatment aims to triple survival rates (Dr. Brian Grunau, St. Paul's Hospital)

A trial of the protocol, called ECPR, is being conducted by St. Paul’s Hospital and B.C. Emergency Health Services, and involves a rapid, co-ordinated response with specially trained paramedics and the cardiac team.

Cardiac resuscitation trial at St. Paul’s Hospital the first of its kind in Canada

Photo credit: Ermin Badzak

St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) are conducting a landmark trial that could increase the survival rate of seemingly healthy people who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting.

St. Paul's Hospital ECPR trial on CTV

The ECPR trial conducted at St. Paul's Hospital was featured in the July 13 6pm news hour on CTV.

Dr. Brian Grunau talks ECPR on CBC's On the Coast

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New treatment for cardiac arrest on trial in Vancouver

A potentially groundbreaking trial in cardiac resuscitation has launched at St. Paul's Hospital.

 

B.C. study aims to triple survival rate of cardiac arrest patients (St. Paul's Hospital)

When Genya Kaplun suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in the West End, it took doctors three and a half hours of CPR to save him. Under normal circumstances, he would have been pronounced dead at his house.

Doctors at Vancouver hospital hope new cardiac arrest technology saves lives (Dr. Brian Grunau)

Despite all of the advances in medical science, going into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital often ends in tragedy.

Automatic CPR tested at St. Paul’s

A new trial being conducted at St. Paul’s Hospital using automatic CPR devices is being hailed as having the potential to greatly increase the survival rate of individuals experiencing cardiac arrest away from the hospital.

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