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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

  • 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.

  • Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Ontario Clinician Scientist Phase II Award

    2019: Awarded to Dr. Rick Swartz. Clinician-scientist awardees have demonstrated a commitment to building an influential program of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health research relevant to the foundation’s mission.

  • American Heart Association Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award finalist

    2018: Dr. Louise Sun is a finalist for the Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award. The award acknowledges the accomplishments of early career investigator members of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) who are focusing on fundamental and applied surgical research.


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