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...

Barrie chef is cooking up support for advanced cardiac care

One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting for...

Healing Hearts, easing minds

Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with chest...

Meshing virtual care and fundraising events

We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa Heart...

Trial of drug targets both diabetes and heart disease

A diabetes trial starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital is testing a potential magic bullet to combat both diabetes and the often-deadly complications of heart...

Bringing ground-breaking innovations to the bedside

When Health Canada officially approved the revolutionary, catheter-based, MitraClip therapy last April, interventional cardiologists and surgeons at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute knew...

Cardiac DART provides care closer to the door

A visit to the ER is a rarity for 73-year old John Myers*. But when symptoms of a heart attack prompted him to check...

Off the transplant list

After months of exercise and dedication, Niagara Health System (NHS) cardiac patient Garwin Cockhead has accomplished a remarkable feat — improving his heart health...

1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure

A heart valve procedure is enough to make any patient nervous, but Gisela Wegner didn’t show any nerves as doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital...

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