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Three highlights from North America’s premier smoking cessation conference

Cannabis, e-cigarettes, and human genetics. Dr. Andrew Pipe interviews key delegates from 2020 conference. Last week in the nation’s capital, the world’s most prominent smoking cessation authorities gathered to attend the 12 th Annual Ottawa Conference: State-of-the-Art Clinical Approaches to

Seven minutes to change the world for underserviced and remote populations

You have seven minutes, Dr. Chow. You may begin. Dr. Benjamin Chow was told he had seven minutes to pitch his idea. Seven minutes to describe and convey the importance of a groundbreaking medical technique. To explain how using it would improve access to healthcare for thousands of heart patients in

Holiday round-up: Our top stories of 2019

In our final article of the year, we’re re-gifting our most loved stories of 2019. We’ve got online health calculators for Jimmy, a SAFARI surprise for Sarah, some ceiling tile “heart work” for Uncle Tom, and more. Our 2019 holiday round-up has something for everyone. 5 th position Doctors on SAFARI

A Canadian first: Combining radiotherapy and cardiology to treat heart disease

Last month, a team of doctors at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), in partnership with their colleagues at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, successfully performed the country’s first completely non-invasive cardiac radio-ablation without incident. Using technology pioneered by

"An unprecedented leap forward" in cardiac muscle repair after heart attack

Scientists at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) have cooked up the first human protein gel material capable of repairing damaged heart tissue after a heart attack. The gel, made from recombinant human collagen in the BioEngineering and Therapeutic Solutions (BEaTS) laboratory of the

Video highlights from CCC: Canada’s largest and longest-running cardiovascular meet-up

The Beat’s editorial team hopped a train to Montreal last week to cover the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), the largest gathering of cardiovascular and allied healthcare professionals in the country. We met with cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, researchers, nurses and other

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