The search for an early biomarker to fight atherosclerosis

The Journal of the American Heart Association recently published the conclusive results from a study directed by Dr. Éric Thorin of the Montreal Heart...

Heart failure support device introduced at London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is home to the country’s longest running heart transplant program, with over 600 transplants performed since it was established...

Life-saving Toronto Heart Attack Collaborative celebrating 5-year anniversary

Kevin Mundier still remembers the day five years ago when he could have lost his life In the summer of 2008, at the age of...

Sunnybrook leads in TAVI expertise, research and training

Since its inception in 2009, Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre’s TAVI program has provided access to a lifesaving heart procedure for 180 elderly or frail...

Making excellent care for acute heart failure patients a priority through innovation and research

Seven years ago, Andrea Marrie unexpectedly became a heart transplant candidate when she was found teetering at the precipice of end stage heart failure....

Stroke care is a team effort

When asked about the benefits of Bluewater Health’s new model for acute stroke care, members of the care team agree: “The results are impressive,”...

Sunnybrook achieves Ontario’s lowest transfusion rate for elective heart bypasses

Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre has developed a successful multidisciplinary strategy for greatly reducing the need for blood transfusions in primary elective coronary artery bypass...

Local community hospitals help ensure cardiac health

Just as “It takes a village to raise a child,” the team at Markham Stouffville Hospital believes it takes a community to ensure good...

A new approach to cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention

Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) is a specialized component of chronic vascular disease care. By integrating structured behaviour change interventions like diet, exercise,...

Life-saving cardiac program celebrates one-year anniversary

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 is a day that 59-year-old Bowmanville resident Gary McCormack won’t soon forget. While watching television that evening with his wife...

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