Cardiology

Sunnybrook leads in TAVI expertise, research & training
Sunnybrook leads in TAVI expertise, research and training

A TAVI valve used at Sunnybrook. The life-saving procedure has treated 180 patients at Sunnybrook who suffer stenosis, or narrowing of the aortic valve. Since its inception in 2009, Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre’s TAVI program has provided access to a ...

Posted: July 16, 2013|Cardiology|0 comments

Cardiac Rehab Helps Other Chronic Conditions Too
Cardiac Rehab Helps Other Chronic Conditions Too

  Kinesiologist Kyle Baysarowich and Program Coordinator Caterina Kmill are part of the team with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Cardiac Education and Rehabilitation Program. Yes, cardiac rehab after a heart event is important in a patient’s recovery. But prevention ...

Posted: July 15, 2013|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

Cardiac Cath Lab Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Cardiac Cath Lab Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Dr. Chris Lai, cardiologist at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, is part of the team that celebrated 25 years of the Cardiac Cath Lab in Thunder Bay. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) recently celebrated 25 years ...

Posted: July 3, 2013|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

Timely access to services a matter of life and death
Timely access to services a matter of life and death

Thomas (Tom) Holloway (front, centre) stands in the suite where his coronary angioplasty was performed, along with Dr. Raco (back left) and Peel Paramedics.Photo credit: George Beshiri and the Brampton Guardian It has been said that timing is everything. In ...

Posted: July 3, 2013|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

Making excellent care for acute heart failure patients a priority through innovation and research
Making excellent care for acute heart failure patients a
priority through innovation and research

Seven years ago, Andrea Marrie unexpectedly became a heart transplant candidate when she was found teetering at the precipice of end stage heart failure. A healthy and vivacious young woman who was just twenty-two years old, nobody anticipated Andrea to ...

Posted: December 3, 2012|Cardiology|0 comments

Stroke care is a team effort
Stroke care is a team effort

When asked about the benefits of Bluewater Health’s new model for acute stroke care, members of the care team agree: “The results are impressive,” says Nancy Hubbard, Charge Nurse, Acute Stroke and Telemetry Medicine Unit. “We’re seeing much better patient ...

Posted: July 17, 2012|Cardiology, Patient Care|0 comments

Cardiologists showcase skills to international physicians
Cardiologists showcase skills to international physicians

In an innovative use of telemedicine technology, interventional cardiologists from the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital collaborated on a best practices course in complex, minimally-invasive cardiac interventional procedures on May 3 and 4 to a group of ...


Multi-specialty team reduces admissions, wait times for heart failure patients
Multi-specialty team reduces admissions, wait times for
heart failure patients

When patient David Northey runs into difficulty managing his heart failure, he knows he can call the Heart Function Clinic at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener and often be seen the same day. This quick access to a highly-skilled, multidisciplinary ...

Posted: July 11, 2012|Cardiology, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

Heart Program helps women at risk for heart disease
Heart Program helps women at risk for heart disease

The Heart Program for Women at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre helps women at risk for developing heart disease and tries to prevent the need for a major medical intervention in the future. “We set out to provide a program ...

Posted: July 10, 2012|Cardiology, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

A change of heart: Vincent waits, and finally receives his new heart
A change of heart: Vincent waits, and finally receives
his new heart

Standing in Vincent’s hospital room you can hear his heart beat. It makes a loud sloshing noise. It’s not his real heart. That’s pretty much dead. The noise is the sound of his temporary mechanical heart. If you stand close ...

Posted: July 9, 2012|Cardiology, Featured, Surgery|0 comments

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