St. Paul’s Hospital

Vancouver doctors sent outside St. Paul’s for training

The lack of a maternity teaching clinic at St. Paul’s in downtown Vancouver has resulted in some family practice residents being sent to other hospitals to meet training requirements.

Mechanical CPR saves lives

VANCOUVER—If there’s a good time and place to go into cardiac arrest, William Terzianoff, 59, found it. The grandfather collapsed in the parking lot in front of his Kitsilano apartment, seconds away from a massive heart attack. But fortunately, the head of St. Paul’s Hospital’s emergency department was going for dinner in the area and started CPR on Terzianoff. He was rushed to hospital and a new, mechanical chest compression device was used to save his life. It replaces manual CPR and doctors say it saves lives. Terzianoff agrees.

Marlisse Silver Sweeney reports

No word of more heatstroke in some BC hospitals despite ongoing heat wave

VANCOUVER—There has not been an increase in heatstroke cases in some Lower Mainland hospitals, despite an ongoing provincewide heat wave expected to set record temperatures.

Dave Lefebvre (luh-FAVE) of Providence Health Care says there has not been any word of more patients with the condition in St. Paul's Hospital.

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Survival over 80% after valve-in-valve implantation

For patients with failed surgical bioprosthetic valves, one-year survival after transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation is 83.2%, according to a study published in the July 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Pepper spraying at St. Paul's Hospital

Vancouver police are searching for a suspect after four people, including two security guards, were pepper sprayed at St. Paul’s hospital.

Vancouver Coastal Health Spokesperson Clibe Camm says those sprayed suffered minor injuries.

Shelby Thom reports

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Man pepper sprays visitors, guards at St. Paul's Hospital

Two visitors and two security guards were injured in the apparently random attack.

Providence Health says four people are being treated after apparently being pepper sprayed by an unidentified man in St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver on Monday.

Spokesperson Dave Lefebvre said the seemingly random attack happened just before 4 PM PT, when the man came into the hospital front entrance and began screaming.

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Two visitors, two security guards pepper sprayed at St. Paul’s Hospital

VANCOUVER—Police hope to find a man responsible for pepper spraying the entrance of St. Paul’s Hospital this afternoon.

Providence Health Spokesman Dave Lefebvre says the man entered the hospital screaming.

He says the suspect ran out the building before the fire doors could be locked.

Hayley Cooper reports

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Study examines survival following repair of failed bioprosthetic aortic valves

In an analysis of about 460 patients with failed bioprosthetic aortic valves who underwent transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation, overall survival at one year was 83 percent, with survival associated with surgical valve size and mechanism of failure, according to a study in the July 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Four people pepper sprayed at St Paul’s Hospital

Four people injured after screaming man deploys pepper spray inside St. Paul’s Hospital

VANCOUVER—Four people have suffered minor injuries after a screaming man deployed pepper spray inside St. Paul’s Hospital on Monday afternoon.

Dave Lefebvre with Providence Health Care says the man walked into the main entrance at about 4 PM, screaming about something, and set off the spray.

Amy Judd reports

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