Dr. Heather Ross, Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, UHN, was featured on the second episode of CBC’s series Keeping Canada Alive series. Dr. Ross discusses the average life expectancy of patients diagnosed with heart failure, how it’s increased from 2 years to 10 to 15 years for some patients, and how heart transplants affect the lives of those with heart failure.
The video features a conversation between a recent heart transplant patient in recovery and Dr. Ross.
Dr. Ross also sees another patient who has heart failure and is currently using a mechanical pump and who wants to delay a possible heart transplant. Dr. Ross also discusses what this means for his quality of life moving forward. See Episode 2 of CBC’s Keeping Canada Alive.
Dr. Ross appears at 31:10 with first patient, and at 35:25 with her second patient.