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VIRTUES - CANet Digital Health
Dr. Anthony Tang envisions a not-so-distant future where sensors, voice recognition, cloud-computing and data analytics are a routine part of our health care experience. “The grand vision is that we can make a diagnosis, follow a patient’s progress and allow management to occur wherever they are,” said Tang. “This is about empowering patients in their...
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Stephen Wilson — CANet Investigator
About 10 per cent of heart attack survivors are left with pump dysfunction caused by scar tissue, leaving them at a higher risk of heart failure, which impacts about 600,000 Canadians. Heart failure has a negative impact on quality of life and can lead to cardiac arrest, which is estimated to cause half of the...
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Aufero Medical — CANet Partner
“Patient care has motivated me to become what I am today,” says Daniel Gelman, CEO of Aufero Medical. That passion and belief have guided the electrical and biomedical engineer over the past seven years to pioneer a device to help treat the most common and clinically significant form of heart arrhythmia – atrial fibrillation. Aufero...
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Canada’s medical technology firms are celebrated worldwide for advances that improve health outcomes and increase the efficiency of healthcare systems. These companies benefit from a network of federal and provincial programs that support research, development and innovation in the area of therapeutic products. Research networks foster the collaboration needed to conceive of and refine fresh...
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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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CANet — Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
A ground-breaking B.C.-led study will change how atrial fibrillation – a common heart rhythm problem – is treated in the province. After five years of rigorous research, learn how this new study will help improve quality of life for cardiac patients. ​For some people, atrial fibrillation feels like you have a fish flopping in your...
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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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TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2020 /CNW/ – Clearbridge Mobile is proud to have played a vital role in assisting the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) launch, VIRTUES, an online web-based application developed to reduce emergency department visits and improve COVID-19 patient-driven care. With many of Canada’s telehealth solutions under tremendous strain due to the pandemic,...
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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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