Heart/Lung

How heredity affects heart disease and stroke risk (Dr. Andrew Krahn)

A new study says many people don’t ask their doctor about their risk for heart disease or stroke, even if a family member has had problems. Linda Aylesworth reports.
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Invasive surgery better for some patients: study (Dr. Krishnan Ramanathan)

A surprising new study has found that for some patients, old-fashioned, invasive heart surgery is better than less-invasive modern methods. Today’s News Hour on Global BC Health Matters brought to you by Pharmasave.

Health Canada approves breakthrough drug for heart failure (Dr. Andrew Ignaszewski)

Former soccer coach Alan Churchard would love to run around on the field again, or even just be able to climb the stairs at the stadium.

"It's like a miracle": Portland man returns to finish Vancouver marathon that nearly killed him last time (St. Paul's Hospital)

By all accounts, Mark McGirr should be dead. Instead, the 62-year-old man is preparing to run yet another half marathon this coming weekend.

TCT: Sapien Valve-in-Valve Approved by FDA (Dr. Danny Dvir)

The FDAapproved the Sapien XT aortic valve to replace failing bioprostheses in high surgical risk patients, a move based on good 1-year survival and safety results reported here from the PARTNER II valve-in-valve registry.

Jillianne Code on CBC's The Early Edition (St. Paul's Hospital)

Jillianne Code discusses her heart transplant at St. Paul's on CBC Early Edition.

Heart transplant recipient completes 8 km race 1 year after surgery

A year ago, Jillianne Code could barely walk half a block without gasping for breath.

Health Canada approves breakthrough heart failure drug (Dr. Andrew Ignaszewski)

Former soccer coach Alan Churchard would love to run around on the field again, or even just be able to climb the stairs at the stadium.

Squamish man first in BC to receive under-the-skin defibrillator (St. Paul's Hospital)

“The easiest way to understand it is it’s kind of like having a life jacket for your heart, it’s always there listening to protect me.”

Defibrillator implanted under skin works without wires (St. Paul's Hospital)

Doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver stopped Mike McLellan’s heart last year then restarted it with an electric shock from a device they’d implanted under his skin.

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