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Healthy hearts for life

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St. Paul’s Hospital is the lifeline for British Columbians living with heart disease: we are the provincial referral centre for BC and Yukon’s most complex cardiac cases.

We became the provincial referral centre because our clinicians and researchers are world-class pioneers in treating, researching, and even reversing diseases of the heart.

  • We are the only centre in BC to perform adult heart transplants: more than 500 and counting.
  • Our Centre for Heart Valve Innovation is where Dr. John Webb pioneered TAVI, a revolutionary way to replace faulty heart valves with a single, tiny incision. It is so low-impact, many patients go home the next day.
  • We are home to the provincial centre for adults with congenital heart defects. These conditions are life altering and require lifelong care: 68% of adults living with congenital heart defects will have to go to the emergency department. Half will be hospitalized.[1]
  • We have BC’s only specialized cardiac obstetrics program. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of maternal mortality, our specialized program cares for these expectant moms and their newborns.[2]

When you give to St. Paul’s Foundation, you support transformative, life-changing cardiac care for people across BC.

“Thanks to you, I have a second chance to live a full life. I will be forever grateful.”
– Marc Bains, BC’s 500th heart transplant survivor

Complex procedures like heart transplants would not be possible without your generosity.

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