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Virtual care leaps forward
Dr. Heather Ross

​​​​​​​​​Dr. Heather Ross notes that the epidemic of heart disease in Canada means new monitoring methods, such as CardioMEMS, must be developed.

Advanced technology helps doctors empower patients’ self-care​

More​ than one million Canadians currently live with heart failure, and 50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. These numbers cost the Canadian health-care system more than $3-billion annually, according to the Heart Research Institute (Canada).

"We have an epidemic of heart disease, more specifically heart failure. And we can't keep doing big-box medicine," says Dr. Heather Ross, Director of the Ted Rogers and Family Centre of Excellence in Heart Function and a cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC).​