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Numerous people may say they want to grow up to be a heart surgeon, but very few actually achieve that goal.
Holly Mewhort, MD, PhD, is one of those individuals.
In a western Canadian first, a Libin Institute medical team has implanted a special defibrillator at the Foothills Medical Centre that enables patients with irregular heart rhythms to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
As part of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute’s on-going 10th Anniversary programming, the Institute hosted Shocked and Awed: The strategic and tactical battle against sudden death on the evening of September 24th at the Libin Lecture Theatre on the University of Calgary’s Health Sciences Campus.
Nathan Bracey, PhD has been recognized by the Experimental Physiology journal for his research on heart failure with their 2013 Early Career Author prize, to be presented at Physiology 2014 in London, UK.
For the first time in Alberta, local cardiac specialists are now able to repair bulges in the upper aorta of the heart using a minimally invasive procedure that reduces hospital stays, speeds recovery and improves outcomes for patients.
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) represents approximately 5,000 medical, allied health, and science professionals from more than 70 countries who specialize in cardiac rhythm disorders. For 2014, HRS is recognizing Dr. L. Brent Mitchell, the Libin Institute's inaugural director, as recipient of their Distinguished Teacher Award.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine Named 2014 Dr. ER Smith Lectureship Awardee
Libin member Dr. Ron Sigal is currently recruiting for an exercise study in people with Type 2 diabetes. The trial "DARE-Bands" (Diabetes Aerobic and REsistance Bands Exercise) is evaluating the use of resistance bands in people with type 2 diabetes, and every participants gets an exercise program.
On Feb. 24, The Canadian Institutes of Health Research announced the creation of three pan-Canadian research networks: the Canadian Respiratory Research Network, the Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network, and the Canadian Vascular Network. Dr. Edward O’Brien tells us what this means for researchers and Canadians’ health.
SR Wayne Chen, a researcher at the Libin Institute, has discovered the fundamental biology of calcium waves in relation to heart arrhythmias. Findings published in the January 19 edition of Nature Medicine show his discovery that a calcium-sensing-gate in the cardiac calcium release channel (ryanodine receptor) is responsible for initiation of calcium waves and calcium-triggered arrhythmias.