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Cooler temperatures result in better brain function following cardiac arrest

By Karen Smith Returning even one cardiac arrest patient to the life they knew before is reason enough for induced hypothermia to become the standard...

Rheumatology day program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London makes life a lot easier

Debby Gartly smiles as she talks about her new grandchild, "I have two children and three grandchildren, one was just born on Friday." Debby...

More women should reap the benefits of cardiac rehab

Joining a cardiac rehab program can pay huge dividends in terms of vitality, psychological and emotional health, and longer life-yet women are still under-represented...

Babies with heart defects grow up and so does the science that treats them

Every new mother breathes a sigh of relief when her baby is born healthy. Ten fingers, ten toes. One perfect little heart. But approximately one...

Patient receives new type of aortic valve without open-heart surgery

A multidisciplinary team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) performed a percutaneous aortic valve implantation, using a new type of valve (ReValvingª System, CoreValve,...

Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivities

They are common poorly understood chronic multisystem illnesses that are newly recognized by the medical community and mainly affect women. Men and children can...

Lakeridge Health’s Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Services hosts annual Walk of Life

Just last year Bob Traill, a cardiovascular disease patient participating in the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program (CVPRP) at Lakeridge Health could only dream...

Southlake leads the way in atrial fibrillation ablation

Imagine it's 2 o'clock in the afternoon and you're with your daughter at the park when you suddenly begin to feel light-headed. Your heart...

A first in pediatric cardiology

As part of a strategic initiative by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), a $2.5-million research grant has been awarded to a unique...

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