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Research changes lives


Backed by dedicated donors and volunteers, Heart & Stroke’s commitment to research has been unwavering for close to 70 years. From the first successful open-heart surgery in Canada to the discovery of the gene responsible for heart arrhythmias, our researchers have led life-saving advances for heart conditions, stroke and related dementia. Read more about the incredible breakthroughs we’ve achieved together to date.

Saving more lives, together

Our 2021 Heart & Stroke Gala "At-Home Edition" raised over $350,000 to fund and support these four exceptional BC Researchers

Dr. Brian Rodrigues

UBC - Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Dr. Jacqueline Saw

Vancouver General Hospital & UBC

Women’s Heart Health and SCAD

Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani

BC Children’s Hospital & UBC

Arrhythmia and Sudden Death in Children

Dr. Yu Tian Wang

UBC - Centre for Brain Health

Preventing Brain Damage from Stroke

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