Heart/Lung

St. Paul's Hospital heart-transplant program celebrates 20th anniversary

“I get two birthdays,” says Diana Van Vliet.

B.C.’s longest surviving heart transplant patient celebrates 30 years (St. Paul's Hospital)

Thirty years ago, Diana Van Vliet underwent heart transplant surgery at the young age of 24.

Investigation finds Vancouver doctors paid for procedures not performed

A small group of cardiologists at two Lower Mainland hospitals were compensated over the past six years for procedures they did not perform, according to an internal investigation.

Year in Review: Physicians Select the Most Important News of 2015, in Interventional Cardiology and Beyond

The past 12 months have seen new drugs and devices approved, while others were passed over or sent back for further testing. TCTMD journalists asked a range of experts in interventional medicine and in cardiology more broadly about what developments shook the field in 2015 or, at the very least, caused some tremors.

First-In-Human Transcatheter Tricuspid Repair Feasible But Questions Remain (St. Paul's Hospital)

High-risk patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation who undergo repair of the tricuspid valve using a novel transcatheter system have a significant reduction in regurgitation severity, an improvement in functional status, and a reduction in peripheral edema, according to the results of a small first-in-human study.

Whole heart CT scanner arrives at St. Paul’s Hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital has received a new whole-heart CT scanner for its emergency department.

 

Despite Survival Benefit With CABG, More Diabetic Patients With MVD Still Treated With PCI (Dr. Krishnan Ramanathan)

Real-world data again support the role of CABG over PCI in diabetic patients with multivessel CAD—especially those with stable ACS—yet PCI continues to be a common ­­­­­­option for this patient population, according to analysis of 2 Canadian registries.

CABG Preferable to PCI for Multivessel Disease in Diabetics: Canadian Registry (Dr. Krishnan Ramanathan)

Diabetic patients undergoing revascularization for multivessel coronary disease have a lower risk of death, heart attack, and serious complications if they receive CABG instead of PCI, especially if the setting is stabilized acute coronary syndrome, suggests Canadian registry data presented this week here at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2015 Scientific Sessions[1].

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.

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