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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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CANet has helped Dr. Ian Steill share an important fact with hospitals across Canada – the majority of AAFF patients can be effectively and safely treated in the emergency room and then discharged to return home. Steill, a CANet Investigator, clinical epidemiologist, and emergency medicine physician at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, received CANet’s Strategic...
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Calgary, AB, June 11, 2018 – Paramedics in Calgary and surrounding areas are now able to increase capacity in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system, thanks to the CANet-funded project, CASMER, Community Alternatives for Syncope Management in the Emergency Room. CANet investigator, CASMER project lead and professor at University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine Dr....
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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-a‐for‐profit organizations to world-leading Canadian arrhythmia researchers and resources. Our vision is to generate innovations in arrhythmia treatment and technologies that transform care, focus on the...
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As far back as 2005, Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy felt that the outcomes of adults with syncope seen in Canadian Emergency Departments (EDs) needed to be more fully investigated. So he led the study Outcomes in Canadian Emergency Department Syncope Patients – Are We Doing a Good Job? to see what could be learned. The study,...
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Among patients in septic shock and other forms of distributive shock, the addition of the antidiuretic hormone vasopressin to standard anti-hypotensive treatment is associated with a lower risk for atrial fibrillation (AF), researchers report. In a meta-analysis that included 23 randomized clinical trials involving more than 3,000 patients in distributive shock, adding vasopressin to catecholamine...
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Syncope research pioneer Dr. Robert Sheldon has teamed up with patients across Canada to produce cutting-edge treatments through the execution of a first-in-world trial. Sheldon, a CANet Investigator, and professor at University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine received a CANet Strategic Research Grant totaling $249,929 for his project, ‘Assessment of Norepinephrine Transport Inhibition to Prevent...
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