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Cardiovascular Research Program at ICES

Cardiovascular Research Program

Program Lead: Douglas Lee
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

  • Canada Research Chair

    2020: Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera named Canada Research Chair in Structural Heart Disease Policy and Outcomes.

  • Henry J. M. Barnett Scholarship

    2020: Awarded to Dr. Amy Yu by the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the project "Determining sex disparities In Stroke Care and Outcomes to optimize recoVERy (DISCOVER)". The prize is given annually to a highly rated cerebrovascular research investigator.

  • Heart & Stroke National New Investigator Award

    2020: Awarded to Dr. Amy Yu. This award provides salary support to individuals who have clearly demonstrated excellence during their doctoral and post-doctoral training in cerebrovascular research.


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