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Providence Health Care researchers make breakthrough in study of heart disease

Dr. Gordon Francis and Dr. Sima Allahverdian, two of the five co-authors on the new study in the journal Circulation.

St. Paul’s Hospital scientists discover smooth muscle cells may play a role in heart disease. Thirty two B.C. heart transplant patients, ranging in age from 24 to 78, gave the scientists permission to dissect their extracted, diseased hearts, which enabled them to make some important discoveries about how and where fatty deposits (cholesterol) accumulate in heart vessel walls. Read full story here.

Daily blood tests for all critically ill patients deemed unnecessary

Intensive care unit doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital have done away with daily routine blood tests on patients without affecting the quality of care, simply by challenging a long-held dictum that those who are critically ill need to have blood drawn that frequently.

 

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