Heart & Lung Health

UBC researchers are fast becoming international leaders in understanding and eliminating heart and lung diseases.

In collaboration with international partners in healthcare and government, our researchers are crossing divisional and departmental boundaries to develop tests, biomarkers and clinical therapies that will predict, treat and cure two of the world’s leading causes of death.

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‘Smart glove’ can boost hand mobility of stroke patients

A new washable wireless smart textile developed at UBC aims to improve patient rehabilitation following a stroke.
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When RSV weighs heavily on the Canadian health-care system

New research highlights the significant burden of RSV on Canadian children.
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Hospital admissions for COPD have increased, especially in women and younger adults

New UBC research reveals that hospital admissions for COPD have risen, even while smoking rates and admissions for other health issues have declined.
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UBC researchers identify cells that cause initial airway destruction in COPD patients’ lungs

By understanding the cells involved in small airway loss, the researchers hope to develop more effective treatments and preventative measures for COPD.
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Innovative treatment targets blood clots without increased bleeding risk

Faculty of Medicine researchers have made a promising breakthrough in blood clot prevention and treatment.
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Popular keto diet may be linked to higher risk of heart disease, cardiac events

UBC research suggests the popular weight-loss diet is associated with higher levels of LDL cholesterol.
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Bringing women’s heart health to the forefront

Dr. Tara Sedlak is improving equity in cardiac research – and shares tips for maintaining a healthy heart.
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Breastfeeding babies can offset the risk of asthma from antibiotics

New study shows that breastfeeding can protect infants from the risk of asthma due to antibiotic exposure.
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National study suggests it’s time to rethink how we treat atrial fibrillation

Early intervention with catheter cryoablation can halt disease progression, reduce risk of serious health impacts.
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Video games can trigger deadly heart rhythms in at-risk kids

First-of-its-kind study reveals an uncommon, but distinct pattern among children who lose consciousness while playing video games.
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