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Heart Centre

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 Tests

Before treatment for your heart problem begins, you may need some tests to give us more information about your heart condition. At the Heart Centre we use state-of-the-art equipment to get this information.

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Cardiac Rehab + Disease Prevention

The Cardiac Rehab Program is dedicated to reducing risks for heart and blood vessel diseases. This includes maintaining and improving the heart health of the people of British Columbia.  The Prevention Clinic is dedicated to preventing heart and blood vessel diseases as well as diabetes.

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Angiograms + Angioplasty

Angiograms and PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) are performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Labs by a team of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. 

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Heart Failure + Transplant

The Heart Failure and Transplant Programs look after people who have heart failure who have been referred either for help with finding out about and treating heart failure or assessment for heart transplant and care after the transplant.

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Heart Rhythm Services

The Heart Rhythm Program provides specialist care and follow-up services to patients with heart rhythm disorders.

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Congenital Heart Disease

The Pacific Adult Congenital Heart (PACH) Clinic provides care for adults with congenital heart disease. The Heritable Aortopathies clinic (HAC) provides assessments, care and follow up for people with a wide range of genetic disorders that stretch or weaken the aorta.

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Heart Valve Procedures

The Centre for Heart Valve Innovation. 

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Cardiac Obstetrics

The Cardiac Obstetric Clinic provides care to women who are at risk of developing heart complications during pregnancy.

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Support Services

St. Paul’s Heart Centre has psychologists and social workers who offer individual and group services.

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Heart Surgery

Over 1100 heart surgery procedures are performed every year at St Paul’s Hospital.

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Heart & Lung News

St. Paul's Hospital study says exercise in everyday life is as healthy as going to the gym

Most of us know all about the benefits of hitting the gym or going for a run, but St. Paul’s Hospital researcher Dr. Scott Lear has found that any type of physical activity can prevent death and heart disease. This includes walking or cycling to work, cleaning the house, and having an active job. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a large international study involving more than 130,000 from 17 different countries, was published in the prestigious The Lancet journal this week.

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Smoky summer skies a new reality for B.C. (Dr. Don Sin)

The nearly two-week stretch of poor air quality that has socked Metro Vancouver in a hazy fog is a palpable reminder that climate change will directly affect human health, says a UBC professor who studies the link between the warming climate and respiratory disease.

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