Chelsie Thurlow’s story (Lights of Hope) - December 2nd, 2012

At 23 years of age, Chelsie Thurlow never thought about dying, let alone her heart stopping at any moment. But that changed in October 2010, when she went into cardiac arrest brought on by a rare viral infection. “I didn’t listen to all the signs I was given to seek medical help, except for one,” Read More...

Ventricular Assist Device Program - September 9th, 2012

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The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program was launched at St. Paul’s Hospital in 2002. The program provides VADs, also known as mechanical hearts, to patients awaiting heart transplants, or patients with weak hearts who need a “break” to recover. In the same year the program was launched, the first VAD implantation was performed at St. Read More...

Province Story Series Week 4 - July 22nd, 2012

Heartbeat

Inside St. Paul’s Hospital’s Heart Centre The Province reports on their experiences during a week spent with the provincial Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital Stories I do believe I went to heaven How Craig Watson became a bionic man Plugged in to a new life A donor is never forgotten Heart-attack rates vary widely Read More...

Chelsie Thurlow’s story - February 29th, 2012

At 23 years of age, Chelsie Thurlow never thought about dying, let alone her heart stopping at any moment. But that changed in October 2010, when she went into cardiac arrest brought on by a rare viral infection. “I didn’t listen to all the signs I was given to seek medical help, except for one,” Chelsie recalls. “It wasn’t until I could not pick up Chloe, my 4½ month old baby girl, that I went to the emergency room.” Read More...

Promise magazine: Fall/Winter 2008 - October 17th, 2008

Promise

Promise, the bi-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 View our most recent issue Read More...