Heart/Lung

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.

St. Paul’s doctors implant new way to restart heart

Doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital needed to be sure Mike McLellan’s new, state-of-the-art defibrillator implant would work. So to test it, they stopped his heart.

St. Paul's Hospital implants next generation defibrillator

VANCOUVER, September 4, 2015 – It delivers a life-saving shock to the heart without ever actually touching it. Doctors at St. Paul's Hospital, in collaboration with Cardiac Services BC and a group of physicians from around the province, have taken a step towards revolutionizing the care of people with cardiac arrhythmias in British Columbia by implanting the first ever subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) in BC.

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