A look at: Cardiovascular and Stroke Program
Since opening in 2004, TBRHSC has expanded in its size, as well as its programs and services to serve patients and families in Northwestern Ontario.
Cardiovascular and Stroke Program
- Since vascular surgeon Dr. Yaasin Abdulrehman joined the TBRHSC surgical team in October 2014, many vascular patients are now receiving care at TBRHSC – he has performed over 120 cases during his first 6 months;
- Patients had access to ‘closer to home’ clinics at TBRHSC provided by cardiac and vascular surgeons from University Health Network (UHN), with whom extensive planning activities were completed to bring us closer to our goal of providing cardiovascular surgical care for patients in Northwestern Ontario;
- To ensure the best possible patient outcomes, a specialized 12-bed Regional Stroke Unit was set to open on the Cardiovascular Unit (2C) in April 2015;
- Acute stroke interventions are now possible for selected, late-presenting stroke patients through a TBRHSC pilot project in which clots are aspirated under image-guidance to minimize the brain damage associated with patients arriving at hospital too late for treatment with clot-busters.