Cardiology

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

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 ...


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

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 ...


Cardiac DART provides care closer to the door
Cardiac DART provides care closer to the door

A visit to the ER is a rarity for 73-year old John Myers*. But when symptoms of a heart attack prompted him to check into the emergency department at Trillium Health Partners, he got his results within hours, thanks to ...

Posted: July 11, 2014|Cardiology, Diagnostic|0 comments

Southlake implants world’s smallest heart monitor in adult patient
Southlake implants world’s smallest heart monitor
in adult patient

This small wireless monitor provides long-term remote monitoring to help physicians diagnose and monitor patients suffering from irregular heartbeats. Dr. Atul Verma, cardiologist at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, recently inserted the world's smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device ...


Off the transplant list
Off the transplant list

: Garwin Cockhead improved his heart health enough to be taken off the heart transplant list. After months of exercise and dedication, Niagara Health System (NHS) cardiac patient Garwin Cockhead has accomplished a remarkable feat — improving his heart health ...

Posted: July 8, 2014|Cardiology, Patient Care|0 comments

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: June 30, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure
1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure

The 1000th transcatheter heart valve procedure was broadcast to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies conference held in Vancouver. A heart valve procedure is enough to make any patient nervous, but Gisela Wegner didn’t show any nerves as doctors at St. Paul’s ...


Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging
Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging

Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging: Each year, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute conducts nearly 5,000 nuclear cardiology (SPECT) scans, 1,500 PET scans and 1,500 CT angiograms. Keeping radiation levels as low as possible is important for patient safety, ...

Posted: June 5, 2014|Cardiology, Diagnostic, Featured|0 comments

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