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Cardiac Innovations

Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Program is one of Canada’s foremost cardiac care centres. The program brings together expert cardiac and vascular surgeons, cardiologists and cardiac electrophysiologists, who are leading the way in pioneering novel structural heart devices, minimally invasive procedures and breakthrough treatment methods to repair the heart and damaged blood vessels.

In this video, three of Sunnybrook’s leading cardiac experts answer commonly asked questions and share some of their ground-breaking research and innovative treatment methods. From minimally invasive implantable devices, advanced surgical techniques and 3D heart mapping – learn how Sunnybrook is changing the way we treat heart disease.

Cardiac Innovations - Virtual Impact Series - Watch the session


Ru TaggarRu Taggar is the Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing and Health Professions Executive at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Ru provides professional leadership to nurses and other regulated health professionals across the organization, as well as executive leadership to the Tory Trauma Program, DAN Women & Babies Program, Schulich Heart Program and the Holland Bone & Joint Program.


Dr. Benedict GloverDr. Gideon Cohen, a cardiologist and chief of cardiac surgery at the Schulich Heart Program, is a world-renowned researcher and a leader in minimally invasive valvular and aortic surgery.

Dr. Benedict GloverDr. Benedict Glover, a cardiac electrophysiologist and director of arrhythmia services at the Schulich Heart Program, is leading the way to perform cardiac ablations with the latest techniques, including utilizing a three-dimensional mapping system. This technique uses sensors, not X-rays, to create a highly detailed model of the heart and precisely identify the tissues that need to be treated.

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera, an interventional cardiologist and clinician scientist at the Schulich Heart Program, is an expert in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a minimally invasive procedure for patients who cannot withstand open-heart surgery.

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