Heart

St. Paul’s marks milestone heart procedure

St. Paul’s has become a world leader in the retrieval and insertion of new leads, with Dr. Bashir, Cardiovascular Surgeon at St. Paul’s, recently performing the 1,000th lead extraction!

Looking into the heart of the matter

A new imaging technology at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver is letting doctors see blockages in blood vessels leading to the heart without invasive probes.

Kate Barsky’s 3rd Annual Alive and Jiving

On Friday, October 16, 2015, members of the community will celebrate 12 years of good cardiac health with former St. Paul’s patient Kate Barsky at the 3rd Annual Alive and Jiving! This rockin’ party and fundraiser organized by Barsky as thanks for the care she received for congestive heart failure raised $1,550 for the provincial Heart Centre […]

Local researchers receive funding for arrhythmia studies

Drs. Jason Andrade and Andrew Krahn from The Institute for Heart + Lung Health at St. Paul’s, were among six researchers who have received two and three-year strategic research grants totaling over $2.4 million from the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet). Dr. Jason Andrade received $450,062 (with $1,667,000 matching funds) for his study “Early Invasive vs. Delayed […]

Strike Out Heart Disease events

What’s better than spending a day at the ballpark? Spending a day at the ballpark cheering on the Vancouver Canadians and supporting St. Paul’s on its mission to Strike Out Heart Disease! Upcoming Strike Out Heart Disease events St. Paul’s Celebrity Softball Classic The Strike Out Heart Disease season kicks off with a fun softball game (five […]

Centre performs 1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure

VANCOUVER, BC, JUNE 5, 2014 – This morning, St. Paul’s (SPH) broadcast a live transcatheter aortic valve implantation – on an awake patient (not under general anesthesia) – to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies Conference taking place June 5-7, 2014 at The Westin Bayshore. The patient was the 1,000th transcatheter heart valve (THV) procedure by the […]

Excimer Laser

A serious issue that once required open heart surgery is now treated with a beam of light thanks to an amazing piece of technology known as the excimer laser. The excimer laser: what is it? Cardiovascular surgeons at St. Paul’s use an excimer laser when performing surgery on patients with pacemakers and other implanted devices. A challenge […]

Laser sharp technology at St. Paul’s leads patients to good health

Today, you would never guess the 37-year-old Heather Meisner was once saved by the quick actions of a heart surgeon at St. Paul’s during a procedure that involves a state of the art laser. Several years ago, the normally active Maple Ridge, BC, resident couldn’t understand why she had less endurance and energy than normal. […]

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