Matters of the heart

Mary Jung

‘I LOVE THE HEART’ IS DR. RYAN WILSON’S RAISON D’ÊTRE: the mantra that keeps him going. A postdoctoral research fellow with UBCO’s School of Nursing, Wilson’s passion for all things cardiovascular first blossomed during his time in the emergency department (ED) nursing patients.

“Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the ED,” he explains. “Although the volume of these visits has decreased in recent years, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are still the number one cause of death globally.”