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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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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Dr. Michael Kobor to lead new UBC research program in healthy aging

The Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program is aimed at helping people live longer, healthier lives.
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New milestone toward universal blood type organs for transplant

Universal organs could be life-saving for patients on waitlists.
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Revolutionizing the recovery journey

How translational research is improving the lives of heart transplant patients.
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A procedure, not medication, may be a more effective first-line of treatment for common heart rhythm problem

New UBC research may have significant implications for how atrial fibrillation is treated.
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On-scene care saves more lives than transporting cardiac arrest patients to hospital​

UBC’s Dr. Brian Grunau weighs in on the findings of his new study on treating cardiac arrests.
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Wildfire smoke has immediate harmful health effects

New UBC research finds exposure to wildfire smoke affects the body’s respiratory and cardiovascular systems almost immediately.
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