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Pam Husband has spent 23 tireless years giving a voice to patients and families affected by inherited cardiac rhythm disorders, which often lead to sudden cardiac death. She is the Executive Director of the Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation, Canada’s only SADS-specific patient advocacy group. The registered Canadian charity works with patients and...
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“The impact of sudden cardiac death is second only to all cancers in terms of life-years lost,” says CANet investigator and professor at University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Andrew Krahn. He, together with fellow CANet investigator and professor at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Robert Hamilton, is helping better diagnose...
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“It bothers me when I cannot answer a question,” Dr. Paul Dorian says. A few years ago, a patient, having survived a sudden cardiac arrest asked Dorian if there were other survivors out there like him. Dorian didn’t know the answer. Now, the University of Toronto Medicine professor, along with a group of researchers –...
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Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) happens when the heart unexpectedly stops working. SCD is usually caused by an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). When a person experiences SCD, he or she collapses, is unresponsive to touch or sound and usually stops breathing. SCD victims will die if they don’t receive emergency medical help. An Automated External Defibrillator...
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On December 6, 2018, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan announced that the funding for the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program would be gradually transferred to the New Frontiers in Research Fund over the next several years. The Fund, valued at $275 million over five years and $65 million per year after that, will...
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Our Path to Renewal In preparation for our 2020-2025 Network renewal, we have launched the following grant funding opportunities. For additional details, guides and required application forms, please click on the links below each description.   Strategic Research Grant (SRG) Deadline Extended to January 28, 2019 The Strategic Research Grant (SRG) program is intended to support small and...
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Dr. Ratika Parkash is getting closer to 120,000 patients across Canada. Parkash’s work is aimed at patients who live with pacemakers or implantable defibrillators – both, cardiac implantable electronic devices or CIEDs. Pacemakers help control abnormal heart rhythm. Implantable defibrillators deliver life-saving shocks to patients who are at risk of irregular and potentially fatal heart...
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Description The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) is the gateway to arrhythmia research and development in Canada. One point of contact links pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government, and not-for-profit organizations to world-leading Canadian arrhythmia researchers and resources. Our vision is to generate new innovations in arrhythmia treatment and technologies that transform care, focus on...
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Description The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) is the gateway to arrhythmia research and development in Canada.  One point of contact links pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government, and not-for-profit organizations to world-leading Canadian arrhythmia researchers and resources.  Our vision is to generate new innovations in arrhythmia treatment and technologies that transform care, focus on...
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At the heart of CANet’s quest to combat sudden cardiac death lies a few millimeters of cardiac muscle. For Dr. Jamie Manlucu, it will be enough. With CANet’s help, she is refining a groundbreaking technology that may give 40 per cent of Canadians suffering from advanced heart failure a second lease of life. The project...
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