Archive for July, 2006

A first in pediatric cardiology
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, ...

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Southlake leads the way in atrial fibrillation ablation
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 ...

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

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Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivities
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 also be affected. They occur in 1.5 to three per cent of people according to the ...

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Patient receives new type of aortic valve without open-heart surgery
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, Paris, France). The procedure was carried out on December 6, 2005, by a non-surgical method known ...

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

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More women should reap the benefits of cardiac rehab
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 ...

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

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Cooler temperatures result in better brain function following cardiac arrest
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 ...

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