Promise magazine: Fall/Winter 2014 - April 28th, 2015

Promise, the semi-annual magazine of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, provides updates and in-depth features on the innovative and world-leading care, research and teaching taking place at St. Paul’s. Receive a free mail subscription for future issues by emailing your name and address to sphfoundation@providencehealth.bc.ca View back issues of Promise Magazine Download the Fall/Winter 2014 issue Read More...

Strike Out Heart Disease events - June 20th, 2014

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What’s better than spending a day at the ballpark? Spending a day at the ballpark cheering on the Vancouver Canadians and supporting St. Paul’s on its mission to Strike Out Heart Disease! Upcoming Strike Out Heart Disease events Vancouver Canadians Scotiabank Night for St. Paul’s When: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Where: Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St, Read More...

Centre performs 1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure - June 5th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BC, JUNE 5, 2014 – This morning, St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) broadcast a live transcatheter aortic valve implantation – on an awake patient (not under general anesthesia) – to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies Conference taking place June 5-7, 2014 at The Westin Bayshore. The patient was the 1,000th transcatheter heart valve (THV) procedure by Read More...

Excimer Laser - May 20th, 2014

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A serious issue that once required open heart surgery is now treated with a beam of light thanks to an amazing piece of technology known as the excimer laser. The excimer laser: what is it? Cardiovascular surgeons at St. Paul’s use an excimer laser when performing surgery on patients with pacemakers and other implanted devices. A challenge Read More...

Laser sharp technology at St. Paul’s leads patients to good health - May 16th, 2014

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Today, you would never guess the 37-year-old Heather Meisner was once saved by the quick actions of a heart surgeon at St. Paul’s Hospital during a procedure that involves a state of the art laser. Several years ago, the normally active Maple Ridge, BC, resident couldn’t understand why she had less endurance and energy than Read More...

Catching up: Family of care at St. Paul’s helps family in need - May 16th, 2014

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Over the years, Promise magazine has shared the stories of many patients and their family members who received life-saving care and St. Paul’s Hospital. We revisit some of them and find out how they are doing today. It’s still hard for Lindsay Schneider to believe that she can once again run up stairs, pick up Read More...

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