Archive for July, 2006
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 multidisciplinary project, coordinated by the CHU Sainte-Justine, that will bring together the MUHC Montreal Children's Hospital, ...
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 begins to race, pounding so hard that you develop chest pains. You think to yourself: "This ...
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 of finishing the program's 5 km Walk of Life around Whitby's Waterfront Trail. After spending Valentines ...
Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple
They are common poorly understood chronic multisystem illnesses that are newly recognized by the medical community and mainly affect women. Men and children can also be affected. They occur in 1.5 to three per cent of people according to the ...
Patient receives new type of aortic valve without
A multidisciplinary team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) performed a percutaneous aortic valve implantation, using a new type of valve (ReValvingª System, CoreValve, Paris, France). The procedure was carried out on December 6, 2005, by a non-surgical method known ...
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 in a hundred babies will be born with a heart defect. A congenital heart defect can ...
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 in these programs. "It's unfortunate because heart disease is a major women's health issue," says Dr. Paul ...
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 can now look optimistically at the thought of playing with her grandchildren, a few years ago ...
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 of care, says an emergency medicine physician and critical care specialist at Kingston General Hospital (KGH). In ...
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva […]Read more →
For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played […]Read more →
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →