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.
Tharmaratnam T, Bouck Z, Sivaswamy A, Wijeysundera HC, Chu C, Yin CX, Nesbitt GC, Edwards J, Yared K, Wong B, Weinerman A, Thavendiranathan P, Rakowski H, Dorian P, Anderson G, Austin PC, Dudzinski DM, Ko DT, Weiner RB, Bhatia RS. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020; 9(1):e013360. Epub 2019 Dec 24. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.119.013360
Atzema CL, Yu B, Schull MJ, Jackevicius CA, Ivers NM, Lee DS, Rochon P, Austin PC. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2019; 12(12):e006498. Epub 2019 Dec 16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.118.006498
Czarnecki A, Qiu F, Koh M, Cheskes S, Dorian P, Scales DC, Ko DT. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019; 12(12):e005349. Epub 2019 Dec 11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.005349
Principal investigator: Austin PC
Canadian Institutes of Health Research,
Co-investigators: Fine J, Lee DS
Principal Investigator: de Mestral C
Co-investigators: Al-Omran M, Johnston KW, Lee D, Roche-Nagle G.
Principal investigator: de Mestral C
AHSC AFP Innovation Fund,
Co-investigators: Al-Omran M, Austin P, Forbes T, Kayssi A, MacLaren A, Verma S, Wijeysundera H.
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.