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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.

  • Investigator of the Year Award

    2020: Awarded to Dr. Jodi Edwards by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The award recognizes Dr. Edwards’ outstanding research achievements.

  • Early Career Researcher of the Year - Public Health and Epidemiology

    2020: Awarded to Dr. Jodi Edwards by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The award is presented to an early stage investigator who has earned distinction for their unit and Faculty due to the importance and exceptional features of their research.


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