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New imaging tool for diagnosing heart disease

Researchers first to develop reliable, non-invasive cardiac functional MRI By Laura Goncalves An international team led by scientists from Lawson Health Research Institute and Cedars-Sinai Medical...

Breath monitoring improves patient safety during endoscopy unit procedures in pilot project

By Mae Burke and Cheryl Ha A pilot project in the Therapeutic Endoscopy Unit at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto shows encouraging results for reducing...

World-first collaboration rewards patients and clinical teams alike

By Anne Rutherford Simulation in health care is commonplace for learning or practicing skills but the value of simulation jumps to a whole new level...

New research shows only half of countries globally have cardiac rehab programs

More than 20 million people develop heart disease globally each year, but there is only one cardiac rehab spot for every 12 of those...

New cardiac ablation technique reduces radiation

By Katherine Nazimek Millions of Canadians experience irregular heart rhythms, known as arrhythmias; and, while many types of arrhythmias have no symptoms or warning signs, others...

Expanding transitional support for young adults with diabetes

Study shows success of transition coordinator and need for continued intervention In 2012, researchers from across Ontario, led by a team at Lawson Health Research...

New cardiac CT scan first in Canada

By Ann Gibbon A new model of care for cardiac patients at St. Paul’s Hospital has the potential to reduce heart imaging wait times, ease...

Combining compassionate care with leading edge technology to provide the very best experience...

By Julie Dowdie For Navaratham Murugasu, Breathe Better at Home could not be a more suitable name for the program he’s been a part of...

“Second Heart” could mean second chance for IV drug users

By Calyn Pettit For some people in our city, a proposed new project called “Second Heart” will mean getting a second chance at a healthier...

COPD decision tool helps keep patients safe

By Amelia Buchanan Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often come to the Emergency Department gasping for breath. These flare-ups can usually be treated...

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