The fundraiser ended up raising $355,000, the largest amount in its history.
Doctors and patients spent the day sharing stories of the life-saving moments that happen every day at the Maz live on 630 CHED.
This year, the hospital is looking to replace aging echocardiogram technology with newer equipment.
The new machines will provide state-of-the-art diagnostics and imaging, better measurement and detection of cardiac dysfunction and better reporting on blood circulation.
According to the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation, 90 per cent of all life-saving treatment plans involve an echocardiogram.
In previous years, the money raised has gone to support the cardiovascular intensive care unit, buying portable life-saving equipment for patients so sick they wouldn’t make it to the hospital alive without it and purchasing a specialized cooling system that protects the brains of heart attack patients by lowering their body temperature.
The Mazankowsi is a world leader in cardiac care and surgery located at the University of Alberta Hospital.
Last year, more than $157,000 was raised to support the institute.