Heart/Lung

St. Paul's Hospital ECPR trial on CTV

The ECPR trial conducted at St. Paul's Hospital was featured in the July 13 6pm news hour on CTV.

Dr. Brian Grunau talks ECPR on CBC's On the Coast

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Doctors at Vancouver hospital hope new cardiac arrest technology saves lives (Dr. Brian Grunau)

Despite all of the advances in medical science, going into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital often ends in tragedy.

St. Paul's Hospital trial to save cardiac arrest victims

It might be the CPR of the future: a new system under trial in Vancouver could save lives both at and on the way to the hospital.

St. Paul’s Hospital testing new CPR trial for heart attack sufferers

A first of its kind trial is set to hit St Paul’s Hospital in an attempt to increase the survival rate of people who have heart attacks.

Rehabilitation focuses on better breathing (Dr. Pat Camp)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is largely neglected in health news because of its taint from tobacco smoke, which causes up to 90 per cent of cases. Yet about 13 per cent of Canadians over 35 have it, two-thirds of the cases undiagnosed as current and former smokers chalk up their wheezing, gurgling lungs and shortness of breath to aging.

One of a kind heart test being pioneered at St. Paul’s Hospital

Technology and health care can often be a double-edged sword. New tests can mean better patient outcomes, but they often come with a hefty price tag.

St. Paul's Hospital pilot project aims to help patients with COPD while reducing costs (Dr. Don Sin)

Maggie Joyce and Robert Barnes are among the growing number of Canadians living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

Almost $1 billion is spent every year in B.C. on aging smokers (Dr. Don Sin)

As many as 95,000 British Columbians are living with a chronic disease that’s costing the province more than $90-million dollars a year.

Friend's transplant inspires support for Big Bike Ride (St. Paul's Hospital)

One good reason to fundraise and participate in the Heart & Stroke Foundation's Big Bike Ride is because a person's family and friends have been affected by heart disease, heart failure or stroke but when it's all three it becomes a triple threat that inspires action.

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