Thanks to the Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic at VGH, women with cardiovascular disease can enjoy a better quality of life. In 2009, the Clinic opened its doors with the goal to prevent and stop the progression of heart disease in women through rehab treatment and education.

Hundreds of women have benefitted from the Clinic’s top specialists and services, led by Dr. Tara Sedlak, Canada’s only certified women’s heart health cardiologist.

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Dr. David Wood, a cardiologist at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) helped pioneer a revolutionary alternative to open heart surgery utilizing minimally invasive heart valve technology called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Coastal Health

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The Need

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, causing more deaths than breast, colorectal and prostate cancer combined.

Asthma and COPD
are among the main causes of sickness and death globally

Cardiovascular diseases
are the number one cause of death in the world.


VGH is recognized for its wide spectrum of expertise and home to many firsts. Vancouver Coastal Health ranks as the leader in subspecialty respiratory research, including asthma, air pollution and COPD.

is a ground-breaking alternative to open heart surgery to repair heart valves

Sports Cardiology
a preeminent program of its kind in Canada and has quickly become recognized as a transformational way to develop and advance the area of cardiology

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