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
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.
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.