A unique resource in the province, the Providence Health Care Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver provides complete care for British Columbians with all kinds of heart disease.
The services include heart disease prevention and reversal, a variety of diagnostic services and of course, a full spectrum of treatment and care, including surgery, transplants and rehabilitation.
Heart & Lung News
VANCOUVER, September 4, 2015 – It delivers a life-saving shock to the heart without ever actually touching it. Doctors at St. Paul's Hospital, in collaboration with Cardiac Services BC and a group of physicians from around the province, have taken a step towards revolutionizing the care of people with cardiac arrhythmias in British Columbia by implanting the first ever subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) in BC.
New hope for lung disease sufferers... in a stomach bug: Bacteria that is common among patients with pulmonary conditions is detected by a simple breath test and can treated with antibiotics (St. Paul's Hospital)
Disabling lung disease may be triggered by a common stomach bug, groundbreaking research has found.