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Medical leaders and local politicians are calling it a historic first step for outpatient cardiology in Canada. Today the Windsor Cardiac Centre announced it’s the first private outpatient facility in the country to receive accreditation. Christie Bezaire reports.
This is of course Valentine’s Day, when we look to matters of the heart. But the Cardiac Care experts at LHSC hope it’s also a time to think about keeping our hearts healthy. And with more than 400-thousand Canadians living with heart failure, the hospital is holding a timely seminar tomorrow on living with the disease.
Where you live could influence the kind of heart surgery you receive, and a new report says there should be more consistency within Ontario hospitals. The study looked at angioplasty versus bypass surgery for the treatment of narrowing of the arteries. Angioplasty uses a balloon to open blocked vessels, while bypass surgery involves grafting healthy vessels from another part of the body. The study found the lowest difference in ratios for the procedures were in London and Windsor. The highest difference in ratios were in Sault Sainte Marie, Sudbury and Ottawa.
Researchers say province-wide the cardiologist performing the angiogram during diagnosis appeared to be the key in determining the type of treatment the patient received.