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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”

Dr. Jason Andrade
Cardiology Fellow, University of Calgary and CHAT Member

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05
Nov

Randomized Controlled Trial Finds NRG® Transseptal Needle Leads to Shorter Procedure Times, Reduced Radiation Exposure

TORONTO, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 – A randomized controlled trial has found that use of Baylis Medical’s NRG® Transseptal Needle results in shorter time in achieving transseptal access, less transseptal attempts, and reduced exposure to radiation, compared to use of a conventional transseptal needle. The study, entitled Randomized Trial of Conventional Versus Radiofrequency Needle Transseptal Puncture...
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16
Oct

Earlier the better? Intervening to halt the Progression of Atrial Fibrillation

“I am always looking for ways to help patients with atrial fibrillation lead full lives,” says Dr. Jason Andrade, University of British Columbia Cardiology Professor. He is currently leading a CANet-funded project, ‘Early Invasive vs. Delayed Intervention for Atrial Fibrillation’ which explores the first line of treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). AF, a heart rhythm...
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07
Oct

As far as eyes can see: CANet project sees old target in new light

Look once. Look twice. Look again. Drs. Frank Prato and Allan Skanes are taking no chances when it comes to improving atrial fibrillation (AF) therapies. The CANet Investigators and professors of Medicine at Western University is putting faulty heart tissues – one of the main culprits of AF – under microscopes, MRIs, X-rays, nuclear medicine...
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02
Oct

Baylis-CANet partnership – fruitful, innovative, and going strong

“When our employees see technology being used to help patients, it gives us strong motivation to work harder and stronger,” says Kris Shah, President of Baylis Medical. A few months ago, CANet investigator and Western University Medicine professor Peter Leong-Sit became the world’s first physician to use a pioneering medical device developed and manufactured by...
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26
Jul

Fainting during pregnancy can be risky for mother and child

Fainting, also known as syncope, is the sudden loss of consciousness. In most cases, fainting is not dangerous – unless it is complicated by a fall or other injury – and the person recovers quickly. In some cases, however, fainting can be an indicator that something is wrong with the heart and that blood is not...
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