A technology pioneered at the Montreal Heart Institute chills heart back into rhythm

On March 30, 2011, the electrophysiology team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) used cryoablation (ablation using cold) to treat a patient suffering from...

A salute to Sam Quadri: Celebrating forty years of surgical excellence

He’s been helping people for as long as I can remember. And longer. He saved the life of my childhood friend when she couldn’t breathe as...

Ontario cardiac team celebrates north american first

Newmarket, Ontario-based Southlake Regional Health Centre is the first centre in North America to use a revolutionary technology that makes it easier to connect...

Video gaming system being used to see patient imaging during surgery

A team of engineers, University of Toronto residents and Sunnybrook cancer surgeons are doing much more than playing games with their #Xbox Kinect™, they...

Hotel Dieu Hospital fast-tracks hip and knee replacements

A fast-track surgery program at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston is living up to its name as it downsizes wait lists for hip and...

Scarborough Hospital surgeons perform first microvascular free tissue transfers in Bolivia

Two of The Scarborough Hospital’s plastic surgeons have done it again – performing microsurgical ‘firsts’ in their #volunteer work in the Third World. Drs. Tim...

Heart transplant recipient has faith in biomarker research

While health probably does not rank high among the concerns of most typical teenagers, Tyler Smith spent most of his young adult life wondering...

Rare cardiac port access surgery performed at Sunnybrook

Surgeons at Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre have successfully performed their first port access surgery to repair a faulty mitral valve. The highly technical video-assisted...

First laparoscopic colon surgery performed for first time at Brockville General Hospital

Surgery at Brockville General Hospital  mmn  (BGH) covered new ground November 24th with the first laparoscopic colon resection performed in the hospital’s history. Laparoscopic...

Cardiac surgery world first: Complicated surgery simplified by new device

Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) are the first in the world to use a new implantable surgical device that promises to revolutionize...

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