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...

New guideline provides comprehensive recommendations to manage heart disease

The updated comprehensive C-CHANGE (Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour) guideline to manage cardiovascular disease will help primary care physicians across Canada provide better...

Simple score to diagnose heart attacks is safer, faster than current methods

International research team hopes lab score will improve diagnosis, reduce deaths An international team of researchers has developed a simple laboratory score that is safer...

Better care with our whole heart

By Elise Copps Hamilton Health Sciences is the go-to centre for heart care in the Hamilton-Niagara-Halton-Brant region, taking on complex cases and using cutting edge...

Death rates from heart failure higher for women than men

Death rates from heart failure are higher for women than men, and hospitalization rates have increased in women while declining in men, found a...

Minimally invasive procedure and medication benefits patients with stable coronary artery disease

By Ana Gajic A non-surgical procedure, called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), along with prescribed medication, is better than medication alone as initial treatment for people...

New cardiac mapping catheter cuts surgery time

Technology helps reduce surgical wait-times, helps patients heal more quickly By John Pereira Patients undergoing a cardiac procedure at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will now...

Where you live impacts heart health

Where you live in Ontario can have a major impact on your heart health. The CANHEART research group wants to change that, and we...

Artificial Intelligence is the path to tackle the challenges in cardiac health

By Max Mohammadi The human body is like an automobile. Much like a car, the body is a complex “system” where issues can be diagnosed...

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