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...

Ingenuity meets heart health with the HeartWatch

By Andre Bertram Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada's Canadian Chronic Disease...

Stroke more deadly for women and poses a greater burden

Stroke disrupts women's lives, changes their roles and threatens their independence Women are disproportionately affected by stroke throughout their lives: More women die of stroke...

Heart Centre uses Lean approach to reduce surgical wait times

By Melissa Stark Until recently, like many other hospitals across Canada, the New Brunswick Heart Centre (NBHC) faced ongoing challenges with surgical wait times. Despite...

First-in-Canada implant of novel sensor device for heart failure patients

By Lianne Castelino and Erica Ngao In a Canadian first, an interventional cardiology team at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC), in collaboration with the...

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