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.
Roifman I, Wijeysundera HC, Austin PC, Rezai MR, Wright GM, Tu JV. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017; Jul 20 [Epub ahead of print].
Bhatia RS, Bouck Z, Ivers NM, Mecredy G, Singh J, Pendrith C, Ko DT, Martin D, Wijeysundera HC, Tu JV, Wilson L, Wintemute K, Dorian P, Tepper J, Austin PC, Glazier RH, Levinson W. JAMA Intern Med. 2017; Jul 10 [Epub ahead of print].
Bendzsak AM, Baxter NN, Darling GE, Austin PC, Urbach DR. J Clin Oncol. 2017; Jul 6 [Epub ahead of print].
Principal investigator: Schwalm JD
AHSC AFP Innovation Fund,
Co-investigators: Ivers N, Tu J
Principal investigators: Edwards J, Gladstone D
Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network,
Co-investigators: Atzema C, Healey J, Mamdani M, Thorpe K
Principal investigator: Lee D
Canadian Institutes of Health Research,
Foundation Scheme Grant
Co-investigators: Austin P, Celi L, Grimshaw J, Ko D, Lavis J, Tu J
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.