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 ...
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: 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, ...
Heart surgery in 140 characters
Dr. Gideon Cohen speaks with Lou before he heads into the operating room. Photo credit. Doug Nicholson Social media met the operating room on February 20, 2014, as Sunnybrook live-tweeted a heart bypass surgery to mark Heart Month and educate ...
Volunteering in the moment
BC Ambulance Service paramedics aim to provide timely, high quality emergency medical care for patients throughout the province. The morning of May 26, 2012, seemed like a typical one for Victoria, B.C. commuter Nicole Smart. She was on her way ...
Regional cardiac care enables student to live life
fully:Special cardiac procedure provides cure for
A specialized procedure provided by Rouge Valley’s regional cardiac care team has allowed a teenage student in Whitby to have the active life she relishes. For two years, boarding school student Sallie Lau lived with a rapid heart rate. She was ...
New Cardiology Manager, New Approaches to Patient Care
In terms of admissions, discharges, and transfers, Cardiology is one of the busiest inpatient programs at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Patients spend as little as a few hours in the 6-bed angioplasty short stay unit, or as ...
Unique collaboration creates integrated cardiac
Niagara’s new Heart Investigation Unit enables interventional cardiologists from Niagara and Hamilton to work together to provide quality, safe, expert cardiac care that is closer to home for residents. A unique collaboration between Hamilton Health Sciences and Niagara Health System ...
Building a Community of Stroke Care
As part of the implementation of TICC at Sunnybrook, the C4 Stroke Unit team at the Bayview campus organized a successful TICC education retreat for front line staff. This photo illustrates collaborative change leadership amongst TICC champions and front ...
The search for an early biomarker to
The Journal of the American Heart Association recently published the conclusive results from a study directed by Dr. Éric Thorin of the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI), which suggests for the first time that a blood protein contributes to the early ...
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Innovation and Technology
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Health Care Policy
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Innovation and Technology
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Education and Professional Development
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From the CEO's Desk
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Addictions and Drugs
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