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Strategic Research Grant
CANet — Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
Atrial fibrillation, or AF, is a heart rhythm disorder and a major health problem in Canada with high economic costs. Not only are AF patients afflicted with symptoms that seriously compromise their capacity to lead normal lives (palpitations, laboured breathing, fatigue, dizziness, mental disturbances), they also face high risks of stroke, bleeding complications and heart...
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CANet — Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is what happens when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating and blood flow to the brain and vital organs is restricted. Some SCDs are caused by heart arrhythmias, heart disease and electrical arrhythmias, but not all. SCDs can also be due to other causes such as trauma, drug overdoses or diseases...
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CANet — Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
We recently completed the largest syncope study with 4,030 patients and derived the Canadian Syncope Risk Score (CSRS) to predict the possibility of serious outcomes, including arrhythmia, within 30-days of emergency discharge. The total scores range from -3 to +11; higher scores indicating greater risk. We will be completing CSRS validation by February 2017. For...
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CANet — Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
CASMER will provide a better and seamless alternative to emergency department assessment for patients with syncope who are at low risk of adverse outcomes. We will create digital resources to provide reliable information to patients, train EMS to risk stratify patients out of hospital, and then offer an outpatient “syncope haven”. It should reduce the...
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CANet — Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
Acute atrial fibrillation (AAF) episodes are characterized by very rapid heart rates which have been present <48 hours and are highly symptomatic, disabling most patients.It is the most common type of palpitation treated in the Emergency Department (ED). Some Canadian hospitals are able to discharge 95% of AAF patients seen and treated in the ED...
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CANet — Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
The aim of the PCAF program is to reduce atrial fibrillation (AF) admissions to hospital. Many hospitalizations and emergency room visits for AF can be prevented by better understanding patient motivation for presentation to the emergency room, by developing a patient AF toolkit based on such motivations, by supporting a patient-centred management of AF with...
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