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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

  • CIHR COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity

    2020: Awarded to Dr. Angela Jerath for the project "Sedating With Volatile Anesthetic Agents in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients in ICU: Effects On Ventilatory Parameters And Survival (The SAVE-ICU trial)".

  • Ontario Early Researcher Award

    2019: Dr. Charles de Mestral was awarded $190,000 over five years for the project "Regional Foot Care and Amputation Prevention Pathways for All Ontarians." The award is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

  • Junior Investigator Award

    2019: Awarded to Dr. Amy Yu by the Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


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