Innovative approach to treat the electrical inner workings of the heart

By Kathryn Perrier For patients with heart-rhythm issues called arrhythmias, they can experience palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue. These patients are usually treated with...

World-first cardiac procedure offers new treatment for high-risk patients

By Selma Al-Samarrai A world-first occurred at St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto when Drs. Neil Fam, Mark Peterson and Géraldine Ong performed a...

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...

“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...

Innovative approach dramatically improves wait times for cardiac patients

Dr. Brendan Parfrey Heart patients throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are benefiting from remarkable advances in cardiac care delivery that have been achieved in recent months...

Seamless and dynamic echocardiography

By Lynne Campkin Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) recently expanded its cardiology programs which have resulted in an increase in patients who require more complex care....

Study finds heart-to-heart talk appears to boost use of cardiac rehab

Face-to-face encouragement by a member of the healthcare team, preferably when patients are still in hospital, may boost subsequent enrolment in cardiac rehab by as much...

Cardiovascular care: Year in review

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre is the leading cardiovascular centre in the province, with clinicians and physicians brace to care for people with the...

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