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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

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 ...


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 ...


Helping patients live life well with chronic disease
Helping patients live life well with chronic disease

Janice Klutt, St. Joe's Patient Navigator Navigating your way through the health care system can be challenging, especially if you have a chronic illness like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Thanks to St. Joe’s Patient Navigator ...

Posted: July 16, 2014|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

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

Patient engagement using mobile technology
Patient engagement using mobile technology

Dr. Kishman Mahabir consults with patient. Patient engagement and mobile health technology (or mHealth) are expressions that have permeated discussion and debate within health care organizations. The combination of the two has been touted as having the potential to advance ...


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