Cardiology

‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious heart condition
‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious
heart condition

Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Ground-breaking research led by Dr. Atul Verma, Electrophysiologist and Director of Arrhythmia Services for the Regional Cardiac Care ...

Posted: July 15, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Barrie chef is cooking up support for advanced cardiac care
Barrie chef is cooking up support for advanced
cardiac care

One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting for his life. The 41-year-old Barrie man and father of two young children had the mother of ...


Vital upgrades to cardiac catheterization labs enhance patient care
Vital upgrades to cardiac catheterization labs enhance
patient care

Dr. Andrea MacDougall (left), Interventional Cardiologist, Medical Program Director Cardiovascular and Stroke and Chief of Cardiology, along with Marnie Javis, Registered Nurse, show the new equipment in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Northwestern Ontario ...

Posted: July 4, 2015|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

Healing Hearts, easing minds
Healing Hearts, easing minds

Trillium Health Partners’ Healing Hearts Volunteer Dave Butler puts a patient at ease. Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with chest pain can reveal ...

Posted: July 2, 2015|Cardiology, Patient Care|0 comments

Solving the mysteries of heart surgery
Solving the mysteries of heart surgery

Dr. Subodh Verma is linking experts around the globe to CARDIOLINK – a collection of researchers working to advance cardiovascular surgery research. (Katie Cooper, Medical Media) St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of ...

Posted: June 28, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Surgery|0 comments

Cardiac volunteers work and walk with heart
Cardiac volunteers work and walk with heart

The 2014 Walk with Heart committee. Ken Scullion volunteers with the Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Service (CRSP) at the Rouge Valley Centenary (RVC) site in Scarborough, Ontario. RVC is one of several CRSP sites, which includes locations throughout the ...

Posted: April 21, 2015|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

Meshing virtual care and fundraising events
Meshing virtual care and fundraising events

A collage of the selfies that were posted on social media as part of the All About Heart Virtual 5km. We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the ...

Posted: August 19, 2014|Cardiology, Patient Care|0 comments

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

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