When Dr. Jeannie Callum, hematologist and transfusionist, joined Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) last year, she was pleased to learn that her new colleagues working in anesthesia, cardiac surgery and the blood bank were looking to find a way to better guide therapy for patients with abnormal bleeding following heart...Read more
Simulation in health care is commonplace for learning or practicing skills but the value of simulation jumps to a whole new level when it brings clinical teams together to collaborate on creating standards of practice that will improve the quality of patient care.
That’s exactly what happened recently when more...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has become the first in North America to offer a unique surgical procedure to treat patients with a complex aortic disease known as an aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition in which the largest artery in the body splits or breaks.
Repairing the aorta, especially at...Read more
Patients with aortic valve disease have a new option for treatment at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The treatment approach, first used at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site in 2016, involves a keyhole surgery to replace a diseased valve with a new prosthetic one that needs...Read more
Patients undergoing a cardiac procedure at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will now benefit from a new technology that will cut their surgery time in half and help them recover more quickly. Known as the Abbott Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled™, this catheter is a first-of-its-kind technology that...Read more
As tick season gets underway, a research team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is developing a simple tool to help doctors more quickly identify and treat Lyme carditis, a heart problem that has recently been linked to Lyme disease, a bacterial infection caused by tick bites.
Lyme carditis is...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) recently hosted a group of physicians from South America who came to learn about the technology and methods we have in place for our complex cardiac cases. This international training session was the first of its kind for the cardiac program and won’t be the...Read more
February 8 was a significant day for Kingston’s hospitals as our University Hospitals Kingston Foundation announced nearly $700,000 in donations from the community over the course of one afternoon.
In a Canadian first, a hybrid cardiac ablation procedure has been successfully completed at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). The procedure is a revolutionary treatment for patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation - the most common type of irregular heart rhythm.
The new procedure will help patients heal faster, stop...Read more
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