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Remote monitoring of pacemaker patients
Remote monitoring of pacemaker patients

Anna Sampson, Project Manager for the Remote Monitoring Pacemaker Project at St. Mary’s General Hospital. St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is the first Ontario hospital to offer a satellite location for pacemaker patients to perform device checkups remotely. This ...


Trial of drug targets both diabetes and heart disease
Trial of drug targets both diabetes and heart disease

A diabetes trial starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital is testing a potential magic bullet to combat both diabetes and the often-deadly complications of heart disease. St. Joseph’s is one of 29 Canadian sites – and about 1,200 sites around the world ...

Posted: July 28, 2014|Cardiology, Research|0 comments

Wait time guidelines needed for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implementation
Wait time guidelines needed for Transcatheter Aortic
Valve Implementation

The TAVI procedure involves implanting a new heart valve without opening the patient's chest. Benefits to patients include reduced pain, smaller scars and a faster recovery. Credit: Doug Nicholson, Sunnybrook Media Source. A new study suggests that modest delays in ...

Posted: July 25, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Transforming innovation into action
Transforming innovation into action

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement has selected the biggest and most diverse cohort to date of inter-professional senior health care teams for the 11th year of its flagship EXTRA program. During the 14-month program, participants will acquire skills and knowledge ...


New mobile app helps people reduce or quit drinking
New mobile app helps people reduce or quit drinking

The mobile app Saying When aims to help people reduce or quit drinking. A new mobile app developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) offers those who want to reduce or quit drinking alcohol the ability to ...


Bringing ground-breaking innovations to the bedside
Bringing ground-breaking innovations to the bedside

The MitraClip device When Health Canada officially approved the revolutionary, catheter-based, MitraClip therapy last April, interventional cardiologists and surgeons at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute knew they had been pioneering an innovative and novel procedure. Now providing physicians in Canada ...


Enhancing the standards of care in seating
Enhancing the standards of care in seating

Martina Tierney OT and ‘The Phoenix’. Named after the symbol for OT in Ireland, the Phoenix is shown to help reduce pressure ulcers by 88 per cent. When Martina Tierney worked as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in hospitals, the community ...


Heart-attack study could lead to longer lives
Heart-attack study could lead to longer lives

Interventional cardiologist Dr. Kevin Bainey examines heart-attack patient Tom Lancaster In summing up his view on the value of research, heart-attack survivor Tom Lancaster doesn’t mince words: “If it weren’t for heart research, I wouldn’t be here right now.” When he ...

Posted: July 19, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

FallsLab aims to keep Canadians upright
FallsLab aims to keep Canadians upright

A researcher demonstrates FallsLab’s moving platform and robotic safety harness. Despite researchers’ best efforts, no one has ever fallen in FallsLab. The newest lab in Toronto Rehab’s iDAPT Centre safely simulates falls so scientists can determine how to prevent them. ...


Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats
Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats

Dr. Eugene Crystal, Director of Arrhythmia Services at Sunnybrook, is pictured in the control room of the hospital's Arrhythmia Suite. Sunnybrook is the first centre in Canada to use a new remote control system for treating arrhythmia that is more ...