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.

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.

Subtle Heart Attack Symptoms

A St. Paul’s Hospital researcher is warning women that relying on traditional heart attack symptom can lead to a dangerous misdiagnoses. Today’s News Hour on Global BC Health Headlines brought to you by Pharmasave.

Innovative Surgical Procedure Pioneered at St. Paul’s Hospital Saves Lives of Cardiac Patients Unable to Undergo Open-Heart Surgery

Dr. John Webb and his colleagues at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital are making open-heart surgery a thing of the past, saving the lives of patients not viable for conventional heart surgery, such as former Vancouver city councilor and Order of Canada honoree May Brown.

Patients Benefit as Access to Cardiac Rehab Expands

More patients and families have access to specialized heart care, closer to their homes, thanks to an innovative cardiac rehabilitation program that has officially opened in three Vancouver community centres


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