Our “What You Need to Know About Indigenous and South Asian Women’s Heart Health” virtual conference was a success!

On Saturday, April 10th, 2021, the VGH and UBC Cardiovascular Clinic hosted the “What You Need to Know About Indigenous and South Asian Women’s Heart Health” conference. Moderated by Dr. Tara Sedlak and Dr. Parvathy Nair, this virtual conference focuses on cardiovascular disease and important practices of cultural safety and providing culturally sensitive care for

First Patient in BC to be Treated by Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

We have treated the first patient in BC with stereotactic radiation therapy for refractory VT as part of a joint research protocol between the Division of Cardiology and Radiation Oncology/Medical Physics from BC Cancer.  Dr. Marc Deyell is the lead from the Division of Cardiology, Dr. D. Schellenberg is the lead from Radiation Oncology and

Our Electrophysiology Labs were Featured in EP Lab Digest.

The VGH and SPH EP laboratories were featured in EP Lab Digest for April, focusing on their same-day discharge for atrial fibrillation protocols. Dr. Marc Deyell, Dr. Jason Andrade, and RN Jackie Forman wrote the piece: https://www.eplabdigest.com/same-day-discharge-after-catheter-ablation-british-columbia-approach

Dr. Christina Luong is a Recipient of the 2021 VCHRI Awards.

Dr. Christina Luong, Clinical Assistant Professor, is a recipient of the 2021 Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Investigator Awards for her work in the clinical application of artificial intelligence point of care ultrasound. Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) promotes excellence in health research through the annual VCHRI Investigator Awards. These awards recognize outstanding health

Our Echocardiography Fellow Dr. Christopher Lee Wins Research Competition

The UBC Division of Cardiology takes great delight in training future general and subspecialty cardiologists. Dr. Chris Lee is one of our echocardiography fellows stationed at Vancouver General Hospital. He took top prize in his research abstract presentation for his work on: COVID-19 Diagnosis by Point of Care Lung Ultrasound: A Novel Deep Deep Learning

We Congratulate Dr. Christina Luong on receiving the 2021 Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award..

Dr. Christina Luong was selected as the recipient for the 2021 Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award, provided by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. The intention of the award is to provide her with salary support in order to focus on developing a research career.  

Dr. Tara Sedlak successfully leads Wear Red Canada Day.

Wear Red Canada Day occurred on February 13, 2021 this year. Five major landmarks in BC lit up red for Women’s Heart Health and there were 7 different proclamations, including one from the BC government, and from the cities of Vancouver, Richmond, Victoria, Kelowna, Saanich and Trail. Many of us wore red #herheartmatters and #wearredcanada.

Dr. Simone Cowan is in the Spotlight on the Next Generation.

Our very own Dr. Simone Cowan discusses updates on Heart Failure treatment with key opinion leader Dr. Clyde Yancy on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Spotlight on the Next Generation: Heart Failure. This is part of 4 unique and informative online conversations, celebrating early career, diversity and discussions with Key Opinion Leaders. Watch the video here.

What’s New in Women’s Heart Health?

Dr. Tara Sedlak is the winner of the mid-career investigator award for improving the heart and brain health for women in Canada. As well, Dr. Sedlak is the winner of the National Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award, which is being presented on February 13th 2021. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sedlak on her well-deserved

Dr. Parvathy Nair is awarded the 2021 CAME / ACÉM Certificate of Merit Award!

Dr. Parvathy Nair is awarded the 2021 CAME / ACÉM Certificate of Merit Award!

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Parvathy Nair as the well-deserved recipient of the 2021 CAME/ACÉM Certificate of Merit Award. The aim of this award is to promote medical education in Canadian medical schools and to recognize and reward faculty’s commitment to medical education. Dr. Nair served as the Program Director of the UBC Postgraduate Cardiology

Our Faculty Members are Co-Authors of Recent Guidelines.

Dr. Christopher Fordyce is the Co-Primary Author of the Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association on the Prevention of Complications in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. For access to the article, please click here. Dr. Margot Davis is the Co-Primary Author of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society / Canadian Heart Failure Society Joint Position Statement

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Dr. Jason Andrade Presented and Published EARLY-AF.

Dr. Jason Andrade presented the practice-changing late breaker EARLY-AF study at the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Sessions in November, and is also the first author on the simultaneous publication of the study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Together with the STOP-AF First study, EARLY-AF suggests that first-line treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital recognized in Newsweek!

          We are proud to announce that Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, and St. Paul’s Hospital were all recognized by Newsweek’s “World’s Best Hospitals 2020”. These three of our major hospitals were listed within the top 25 hospitals in Canada. Please click here for the article. Vancouver General Hospital has also

Exciting Updates from Vancouver General Hospital.

Vancouver General Hospital has secured $1,000,000 in funds to support our cardiology fellows. As well, the hospital has secured $500,000 to support mid career researchers. Lastly, work has begun on a core echocardiography research lab. Stay tuned for more updates.

SportsCardiologyBC (SCBC) Year in Review

SportsCardiologyBC (SCBC) Year in Review

Despite the challenges in 2020 brought forth by the pandemic, SportsCardiologyBC (SCBC) has been busy and has had a fruitful year. Here are the 2020 updates: The SportsCardiologyBC (SCBC) team has continued to focus on improving health in the physically active community while keeping them safe.   For the first part of the year, our