Patients with aortic valve disease have a new option for treatment at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The treatment approach, first used at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site in 2016, involves a keyhole surgery to replace a diseased valve with a new prosthetic one that needs...Read more
Patients with aortic valve disease have a new option for treatment at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
The new approach, first used at KHSC’s Kingston General Hospital site in December 2016, uses a sutureless valve and keyhole surgery to replace a diseased valve with a prosthetic valve that needs no stitching...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been successfully accredited by Accreditation Canada, signaling our success as a newly integrated organization in achieving almost 98 per cent compliance with close to 3,000 criteria for providing safe, high quality health services.
The accreditation decision comes after KHSC completed a comprehensive self-assessment lasting...Read more
Dave Canty is no stranger to wearing blue after 28 years with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and now three years as a volunteer at the KGH site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre. For him, the colour serves one simple but important purpose: it’s an icebreaker.
Thanks to his OPP...Read more
Andra Fawcett survived a major stroke in her early 50s. As she continues her progress to full mobility, she is also taking part in research using the KINARM, a game-changing robotic technology developed at Queen’s University and used in all three of Kingston’s academic research hospitals to assess the neurological...Read more
In a conference room full of patients, families and health-care providers, a hush falls over the crowd as one by one special guests are called to the podium and presented with a medal and certificate honouring them for a selfless act. This ceremony, the first of its kind within hospital...Read more
Patients undergoing a cardiac procedure at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will now benefit from a new technology that will cut their surgery time in half and help them recover more quickly. Known as the Abbott Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled™, this catheter is a first-of-its-kind technology that...Read more
A first-of-its-kind model of care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has the potential to be life-changing for individuals with vision loss that is untreatable medically, surgically or with standard eyeglasses.
The South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS) has set its sights on boosting the safety, independence and quality...Read more
A brand-new cardiac mapping tool for helping cardiologists more effectively address the most common form of heart arrhythmia is being used for the first time in Canada today at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
The tiny, sensor-enabled device, called the Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter, is inserted into the heart, where...Read more
As tick season gets underway, a research team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is developing a simple tool to help doctors more quickly identify and treat Lyme carditis, a heart problem that has recently been linked to Lyme disease, a bacterial infection caused by tick bites.
Lyme carditis is...Read more