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“Given the number of patients suffering with atrial fibrillation and the significant healthcare costs associated with managing it, there is a critical need for innovative minimally invasive cardiac procedures that improve patient outcomes without increasing healthcare costs”

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Cardiology Fellow, University of Calgary and CHAT Member

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On Track: Syncope

Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness, described as fainting or passing out. It usually relates to a temporary insufficient flow of blood to the brain. Syncope is a common condition, which can occur at any age and in people without other medical problems. Neurally mediated syncope (NMS), the most frequent cause of fainting, is...
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Patient expertise is fundamental to an understanding of the patient experience

Sometimes, all it takes to make a difference is a handshake, a smile and the words ‘tell me about yourself.’ Mary Runte is reaching out to arrhythmia patients – including families and support groups – to document and share their experiences of living and dealing with the illness. Runte, a CANet Investigator, Chair of the...
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CANet investigators are identifying the needs of inherited arrhythmia patients

Sometimes, all one needs to do is listen. With CANet’s social sciences initiatives to support the examination of new approaches to research critical to the transformation of arrhythmia care practices in Canada, Hearts in Rhythm Organization (HIRO) has embarked on a pioneering nation-wide journey to listen to the problems faced by Canadians suffering from inherited...
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$5.5 million to help save lives when the heart stops and standardize care for rapid heartbeat

Two national projects led by Ottawa emergency medicine researchers received a total of $5.5 million from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) and matching funders. Dr. Christian Vaillancourt’s team* aims to help 9-1-1 communication officers save the lives of more people who experience cardiac arrest. About a quarter of individuals whose hearts stop suddenly...
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CANet Investigator Dr. Drangova pioneers groundbreaking atrial fibrillation treatment

For some of the best minds in cardiac care, the successful treatment of atrial fibrillation has been a moving target. Until now. CANet’s Commercialization grant is funding the development of the Catheter Contact-Force Controller (CFC), a pioneering device that will result in more effective atrial fibrillation (AF) treatments, fewer repeat procedures, and lower healthcare costs....
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