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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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“The impact of sudden cardiac death is second only to all cancers in terms of life-years lost,” says CANet investigator and professor at University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Andrew Krahn. He, together with fellow CANet investigator and professor at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Robert Hamilton, is helping better diagnose...
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“It bothers me when I cannot answer a question,” Dr. Paul Dorian says. A few years ago, a patient, having survived a sudden cardiac arrest asked Dorian if there were other survivors out there like him. Dorian didn’t know the answer. Now, the University of Toronto Medicine professor, along with a group of researchers –...
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Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) happens when the heart unexpectedly stops working. SCD is usually caused by an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). When a person experiences SCD, he or she collapses, is unresponsive to touch or sound and usually stops breathing. SCD victims will die if they don’t receive emergency medical help. An Automated External Defibrillator...
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On December 6, 2018, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan announced that the funding for the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program would be gradually transferred to the New Frontiers in Research Fund over the next several years. The Fund, valued at $275 million over five years and $65 million per year after that, will...
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Our Path to Renewal In preparation for our 2020-2025 Network renewal, we have launched the following grant funding opportunities. For additional details, guides and required application forms, please click on the links below each description.   Strategic Research Grant (SRG) Deadline Extended to January 28, 2019 The Strategic Research Grant (SRG) program is intended to support small and...
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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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About CANet

CANet is a Pan-Canadian multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral research and development network of investigators, well-positioned industry partners, patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers focused on arrhythmia research, technology development and commercialization, and digital transformation activities.