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Discovery Award
Project Lead: Dr. Ihab Elsokkari, Electrophysiology Fellow, QE II Health Sciences Centre Mentors: Dr. John Sapp (QE II Health Sciences Centre), Dr. Ratika Parkash (QEII Health Sciences Centre) Amount: $10,000 (CANet) Electrical storm is a state of cardiac electrical instability that manifests with clustered ventricular arrhythmia episodes within a short time frame. It was first...
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Project Lead: Dr. Lisa Cotie, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Reed (University of Ottawa Heart Institute) Amount: $15,000 (CANet) Growing research demonstrates the favourable effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on cardiovascular outcomes. Reed et al. (2015) reported improvements in heart rate, blood pressure, aerobic and functional capacity and...
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Project Lead: Dr. Nigel Tan, Adult Cardiology Resident, University of Toronto Mentors: Dr. Paul Angaran (St. Michael’s Hospital), Dr. Paul Dorian (St. Michael’s Hospital) Amount: $15,000 (CANet) We aim to characterize trends in the management and clinical outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) secondary to ischemic heart disease using a prospective, contemporary cardiac arrest registry...
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Project Lead: Dr. Christopher Cheung, Cardiology Resident, University of British Columbia Mentors: Dr. Jason G. Andrade, Dr. Andrew D. Krahn, Dr. Marc W. Deyell, Dr. Kenneth G. Gin (all University of British Columbia) Amount: $25,000 (CANet) After a myocardial infarction (MI), patients discharged home in sinus rhythm may develop atrial fibrillation (AF) that is asymptomatic,...
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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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