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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

  • Frederic Newton Gisborne Starr Award

    2018: Awarded to Dr. Andreas Laupacis by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The highest award given by the CMA, this award honors those whose lifetime achievements serve as an inspiration to the medical profession in Canada.

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Mid-Career Investigator Award

    2018: Awarded to Dr. Gustavo Saposnik for "Improving stroke outcomes by making better decisions." Mid-Career Investigator awardees have a body of work that is well-recognized, frequently cited and considered by their peers to be influential and of excellent quality.

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Mid-Career Investigator Award

    2018: Awarded to Dr. David Gladstone for "Protecting the brain from the heart: improving prediction and prevention of cardioembolic stroke." Mid-Career Investigator awardees have a body of work that is well-recognized, frequently cited and considered by their peers to be influential and of excellent quality.


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