Cardiovascular Research Program at ICES

Cardiovascular Research Program

Program Lead: Jack Tu
Program Coordinator: CARDIOadmin@ices.on.ca

Measuring and improving the quality and effectiveness of cardiovascular care in Ontario is a major focus of the Cardiovascular Research Program. The program also focuses on including the treatment of strokes. Among the diverse topics currently under study are:

  • ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)
  • congestive heart failure in the emergency room
  • the appropriateness of angioplasty procedures
  • management of transient ischemic attacks and strokes
  • addressing risk factors for chronic diseases.

Announcements & Events

See all Cardiovascular Announcements & Events


Recent Publications


Recent ICES Grants


collaborations & partnerships

The Cardiovascular program has many important collaborations and partnerships. Below is a list of some our partnerships with external orgranizations.

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Ontario Stroke Network

Ontario Association of Cardiologists

Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team (CANHEART)

Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CCN)

Ontario Stroke Registry


Recent Awards & Recognition

  • The William Goldie Prize and Travel Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Sacha Bhatia by the University of Toronto Department of Medicine. This annual award recognizes a member of the Department of Medicine within ten years of appointment who has made a substantial contribution to the advancement of knowledge in internal medicine.

  • Society of Graduates Literary Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Ruth Hall by the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. The SOG Award recognizes IHPME graduates who have demonstrated leadership and innovation in shaping the health care system. Dr. Hall received the award for the paper "Does the volume of ischemic stroke admissions relate to clinical outcomes in the Ontario stroke system?" published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

  • Thomson Reuters’ 2016 Highly Cited Researchers

    2016: Dr. Peter Austin was selected by Thomson Reuters as one the most highly cited researchers of 2016. These reports rank among the top 1% most cited works for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.


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