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Dr. George Wyse, a world-renowned cardiac arrhythmia clinician-scientist and professor emeritus with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, has been chosen as the University of Calgary’s 2017 Lecture of a Lifetime speaker.
The annual event, meant to showcase the University’s top academics and recognize exceptional talent and achievement, is set for 6 p.m. on May 16 at the University of Calgary’s MacEwan Hall.
The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta hosted a meet and greet to allow staff one-one-one time with Dr. Carlos Morillo, the new section chief of cardiology. The event took place at the Foothills Hospital on April 4, 2017.
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.
Dr. George Wyse, cardiologist and arrhythmia specialist, was recognized Jan 15 by CTV News as an Inspiring Albertan. His research into irregular heartbeat, known as arrhythmia, is what put Dr. Wyse on the international stage. He was one of the first researchers to receive funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation and that began a relationship that continues to this day.
Save the Date for Libin Research Day, April 8, 2014. Dr. Peter Libby of Harvard Medical School is our keynote speaker and 2014 Dr. ER Smith Lectureship in Cardiovascular Awardee. He will be delivering his talk on “Inflammation in Atherogenesis: A Translational Tale.” Abstract submissions for poster competition and Rapid Fire Talks deadline March 19 by 4pm. Submit your Abstracts Online here.
The Libin Institute of Alberta wishes to extend condolences to the family and friends of one of Calgary's most prominent pioneering cardiologists, Dr. John C. Morgan, who peacefully passed away at his home on November 4, 2013.
Avenue Calgary names Dr. Vikas Kuriachan, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist a Top 40 under 40 for 2013. Kuriachan was the first doctor in Calgary to perform a percutaneous epicardial ablation, a tricky, but minimally invasive procedure that uses a needle to treat electrical problems, or arrhythmias, outside the heart, without having to open the chest.