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June 16, 2017
Project Lead: Dr. Jiro Inoue, Post-doctoral Fellow, Western University Mentor: Dr. Maria Drangova (Western University) Amount: $10,000 (CANet) The use of big data analytics (BDA) in cardiovascular care is in its infancy – while the potential value of BDA is high, so far there is little evidence of direct impact on patient care. One possible...
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Project Lead: Dr. Katherine Allan, Post-doctoral Fellow, McMaster University Mentors: Dr. Sandra Carroll (McMaster University), Dr. Michael McGillion (McMaster University) Amount: $10,000 (CANet), Matching: $31,500 (In-kind) Catheter ablation (CA) is a common primary strategy to control AF symptoms in select patient populations (i.e., highly symptomatic paroxysmal AF), or in cases where pharmacologic therapies have failed...
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Project Lead: Dr. Saman Rezazadeh, Cardiology Fellow, University of Calgary Mentor: Dr. Henry Duff (University of Calgary) Amount: $15,000 (CANet) This Project focuses on the development of a model for Dilated Cardiomyopathy with Ataxia (DCMA), a rare but lethal hereditary condition that is associated with sudden cardiac death. If successful, this project will not only...
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Project Lead: Dr. Zardasht Oqab, Cardiology Fellow, University of Calgary Mentor: Dr. Robert Sheldon (University of Calgary) Amount: $15,000 (CANet) There is a persistent, substantial gap in the rate of prescribing oral anticoagulation (OAC) for elderly with atrial fibrillation (AF), and it may be due to a misperception on the part of physicians that the...
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Project Lead: Daniel Gelman, PhD Candidate, Western University Mentors: Dr. Maria Drangova (Western University), Dr. Allan Skanes (Western University) Amount: $25,000 (CANet), Matching: $375,000 (In-kind) Percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is a minimally invasive, fluoroscopically-guided procedure, which has become the established therapeutic modality for treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The challenge to create durable...
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CANet is a Pan-Canadian multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral research and development network of investigators, well-positioned industry partners, patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers focused on arrhythmia research, technology development and commercialization, and digital transformation activities.