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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

  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2017

    2017: Dr. Peter Austin was selected by Clarivate Analytics as one the most highly cited researchers of 2017. This annual list identifies researchers who have published a high number of papers that rank within the top 1% of most-cited works in their field during its year of publication.

  • European Stroke Organization Young Investigator Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Amy Yu for the oral presentation "Effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulants in a population study of incident atrial fibrillation.”

  • 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.


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