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
The timing for St. Paul’s Hospital’s Healthy Heart Program couldn't be better. Researchers at St. Paul’s are recruiting patients for a study to determine whether a diet high in cholesterol-busting fibre and plants, coupled with exercise, can reduce the size of artery-clogging plaque and lower other risk factors for heart disease.
Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in Canada and worldwide, killing one in two smokers, or 45,000 Canadians annually. Smoking accounts for 10 per cent of all deaths in Canada, and kills more people than alcohol, drugs, car accidents, murder, suicide, and AIDS combined.