Heart disease has an enormous financial cost. 1
It is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, claiming more than 33,600 lives per year.
Unfortunately more than half of Canadians report being inactive.
Our Clinical Research Group has developed a new early detection method for pulmonary vascular disease – or high blood pressure in the lungs – a severe condition affecting young adults.
Heart failure is generally only clinically apparent once the disease process is advanced, leaving the clinician with limited treatment options. The Cardiac Imaging Group is developing 4-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging (4D-flow MRI), technology that is set to revolutionise not just cardiac imaging, but the daily practice of cardiology.
1 NHS, 2014
2 British Heart Foundation Statistics, Updated August 2015