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Health care workers around the world have risen to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with creative solutions, from 3D-printing face shields, ventilator parts and nasopharyngeal swabs, to repurposing home breathing machines as makeshift ventilators. Physicians and researchers in Canada are adapting health technologies to triage and monitor patients with COVID-19, too. When the pandemic...
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a progressive, irregular and often rapid heart rate that increases the risk of stroke, and heart failure. The most common type of heart arrhythmia, AF affects about 200,000 Canadians. Symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue. For some, AF can also be asymptomatic. The Canadian Heart and Stroke...
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Recent findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine, highlight the success of the CANet-funded project, ‘Early Invasive vs. Delayed Intervention for Atrial Fibrillation (EARLY-AF).’ Outcomes indicate that cryoballoon ablation was associated with significant improvement over antiarrhythmic drugs as a first-line intervention in preventing atrial fibrillation (AF) events. EARLY-AF is one of several CANet-funded projects aimed...
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CANet VIRTUES COVID-19
Patients are now being enrolled in the COVID-19 Virtual Care at Home study from the Urgent COVID-19 Care Clinic at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario. This research study through Lawson Health Research Institute, the research arm of LHSC and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, implements and evaluates a virtual, patient-centered platform created...
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Sparrow Drone Releasing AED (Automated External Defibrillator) (CNW Group/Drone Delivery Canada)
TORONTO, ONTARIO – July 6th, 2020 – Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TSXV: FLT;   OTC: TAKOF;  Frankfurt:  A2AMGZ or ABB.F) (the “Company” or “DDC”) is pleased to announce that on June 26th, 2020 it successfully completed Phase Two of its AED (Automated External Defibrillator) On The Fly project with Peel Region Paramedics and Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital...
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Toronto ON, December 16, 2019 – With the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet®) group of investigators leading ground-breaking arrhythmia health research and technology advancements, our Network is challenging startups to highlight their innovations at the inaugural CANet® Shift competition. Here’s your opportunity to showcase your innovation and win $200,000! Canadian health technology startups will...
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TORONTO, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 – A randomized controlled trial has found that use of Baylis Medical’s NRG® Transseptal Needle results in shorter time in achieving transseptal access, less transseptal attempts, and reduced exposure to radiation, compared to use of a conventional transseptal needle. The study, entitled Randomized Trial of Conventional Versus Radiofrequency Needle Transseptal Puncture...
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“I am always looking for ways to help patients with atrial fibrillation lead full lives,” says Dr. Jason Andrade, University of British Columbia Cardiology Professor. He is currently leading a CANet-funded project, ‘Early Invasive vs. Delayed Intervention for Atrial Fibrillation’ which explores the first line of treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). AF, a heart rhythm...
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Look once. Look twice. Look again. Drs. Frank Prato and Allan Skanes are taking no chances when it comes to improving atrial fibrillation (AF) therapies. The CANet Investigators and professors of Medicine at Western University is putting faulty heart tissues – one of the main culprits of AF – under microscopes, MRIs, X-rays, nuclear medicine...
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“When our employees see technology being used to help patients, it gives us strong motivation to work harder and stronger,” says Kris Shah, President of Baylis Medical. A few months ago, CANet investigator and Western University Medicine professor Peter Leong-Sit became the world’s first physician to use a pioneering medical device developed and manufactured by...
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