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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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Doctors repurposing medical devices and apps for COVID-19

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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UCalgary research may lead to new guidelines for treating atrial fibrillation

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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First-line cryoablation for initial treatment of atrial fibrillation can improve both quality of life and symptoms compared with antiarrhythmic drug therapy

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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CANet Partners with Clearbridge Mobile to Launch COVID-19 Healthcare Web App

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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CANet provides symptom tracking for COVID-19 positive patients and integral support to healthcare professionals with the VIRTUES virtual patient care platform

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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