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Fainting, also known as syncope, is the sudden loss of consciousness. In most cases, fainting is not dangerous – unless it is complicated by a fall or other injury – and the person recovers quickly. In some cases, however, fainting can be an indicator that something is wrong with the heart and that blood is not...
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Researchers in Ontario are attempting to figure out how to deliver life-saving medical supplies in record times by answering a simple question with profound implications: Can an ambulance or a drone reach the scene of a medical emergency faster? To test this, medical personnel simulated a cardiac arrest emergency in a rural area north of...
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This month, residents of Caledon, Ontario, will continue to see multiple EMS vehicles zip by their streets, responding to 911 calls. If they happen to look up, they will see something new. Drones equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) – racing to the same locations. Dr. Sheldon Cheskes will be examining the response time and...
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CANet investigators use data from implanted and wearable cardiac devices to deliver more efficient cardiac arrhythmia care for patients across Canada. Currently, the Network is piloting wearable devices that transmit electrocardiogram (ECG) data into VIRTUES which will help doctors and patients track atrial fibrillation episodes, providing patients with personalized health care delivery, empowerment, and ownership...
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“As product designers, we have to fall in love with the problem instead of the solution,” says Jonathan Kochis, head of Research and Design at the London, Ontario based firm Res.im. “Focus on the solution, and you end up with a narrow view, possibly missing something crucial.” Res.im has partnered with CANet to design front-end...
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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may be thinking of filling your heart with people you love, but February is also a month to think about your heart health. It’s Heart Month across the country, and with about 2.4 million Canadian adults affected by heart disease, Canadians are encouraged to learn about their individual...
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London, ON, February 1, 2019 — Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) leverages cutting edge technology to empower its patients. Digital innovations like artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, and consumer-grade wearables are now mainstream. Healthcare services must invest in these breakthroughs to deliver better medical care for Canadians. CANet is currently focusing on solutions – advanced...
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Our network investigator Dr. V. Thiruganasambandamoorthy speaks with CTV Morning Live about catching life-threatening conditions after fainting. Watch video: https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1591577
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Study reveals best ways to catch life-threatening conditions. For the first time, physicians in the Emergency Department (ED) have evidence-based recommendations on how best to catch the life-threatening conditions that make some people faint. New research published in Circulation suggests that low-risk patients can be safely sent home by a physician after spending two hours...
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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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