Global study on heart valve repair surgery will improve patient outcomes around the world

By Celine Zadorsky  Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University had a leading role in a new global study that will change the way surgeons...

Radial access opens up a whole new pathway for neurovascular procedures

First-of-its-kind radial access catheter for neurointerventions For neurovascular patient Dilys Bertrand, the technology that allowed for her quick release from hospital this summer was...

Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease – Connections and Risks

*Sponsored Content Today, Canadians living with diabetes are three times more likely to die of heart disease.  A leading expert in cardiovascular disease and diabetes,...

Muskoka residents now receive ‘gold standard’ of advanced cardiac care

Jason Mahon, 48, and Joan Harvey, 71, have never met and yet they share something in common. They are both residents of Sundridge, Ontario, and...

First minimally invasive maze procedure for atrial fibrillation performed in Ontario

By Anna Wassermann The Cardiac Surgery team at St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto is the first in Ontario to complete a minimally invasive...

Beyond Intervention: Personalized Vascular Care through Technological Innovation

An Executive Summary by Dr. Nick West, Abbott Vascular’s CMO It’s sometimes difficult to explain the inner workings of a cardiac catheterization laboratory, even to...

New diagnostic tool provides better information for stroke treatment decisions

When minutes count, Bluewater Health is launching a new artificial intelligence tool to help quickly identify patients eligible for hyperacute stroke treatment. “In the world...

Cardiac and cancer teams collaborate to offer innovative approach to treat the electrical inner...

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...

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...

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