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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

  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2022

    2022: Dr. Peter Austin was selected by Clarivate Analytics as one the most highly cited researchers of 2022. In 2022, 6,938, or about 0.1%, of the world's researchers earned this distinction in 21 research fields. This is the eighth consecutive year for Dr. Austin to be honoured.

  • Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholars Award

    2021: Awarded to Dr. Calvin Ke

  • Slamen-Fast New Initiatives in Neurology fund

    2021: Awarded to Dr. Manav Vyas by the Division of Neurology, University of Toronto.


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