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...

Cardiac “PreHab” aims to better prepare patients for surgery

New program designed to improve outcomes and increase participation in rehabilitation By Sharon Reynolds Cardiac rehabilitation, a comprehensive program to get patients healthy again after heart...

Remote monitoring improves patient experience after discharge

By James Wysotski Patients at the Heart Failure Clinic know help is just a phone call away. If they notice sudden leg swelling or shortness of...

Simple, innovative idea puts cardiac surgery patients first

By Kaylyn Ward Physiotherapy is an essential part of post-operative care for all cardiac surgery patients. From helping prevent respiratory complications to increasing patient mobility...

Health Sciences North opens new cardiac centre

Health Sciences North (HSN) and a team of cardiologists in Greater Sudbury have joined forces to launch a new one-stop centre for cardiac care. The...

A seamless journey for cardiac surgery

Returning home after cardiac surgery can be daunting for patients and families, who often have questions once they leave the hospital. They wonder whether...

Online educational tool launches for heart failure patients

When Elaine Fantham was diagnosed with heart failure in 2013, she had questions: what could she eat? How could she prevent further deterioration of...

High-tech heart-valve heals seniors too weak for open-heart surgery

Having his golden years turn into gasping years was getting hard for retired RCMP officer Bruce Davis, once an exceptionally fit man who also...

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