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Diane Strachan — CANet Patient Partner
A few days before CANet spoke to Diane Strachan, she had just finished a 3600-kilometre trip across Ontario on her motorbike. This would have been an insurmountable task a few years ago for her. "When I was first diagnosed with arrhythmia, I thought I would have to sell my bike," Diane - an avid biker...
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CANet — Healthcare Tech Outlook
The concept of patient-centred care still seems to be a pipe dream for many patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it evident that the focus of healthcare often, though unintentional, drifts toward the disease rather than the patient. Despite the many medical innovations that have broadened the value-based care options for almost every disease, patients...
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CANet Partnership Pewaseskan
ST. PHILIPS, SASK. – Pewaseskwan Indigenous Wellness Research Group (pewaseskwan) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has partnered with The Key First Nation and the Yorkton Tribal Council to support research on heart disease and spinal-bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), also known as Kennedy’s Disease. Dr. Alexandra King (MD), of Nipissing First Nation and co-lead of...
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CANet study identifies gaps in nation's efforts to reduce risk of sudden cardiac death in heart attack survivors
Canada must do better in its efforts to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) after heart attacks. CANet investigators have found that one in three heart attack survivors in Canada fail to adhere to the recommended medical guideline of getting a medical check-up three to six months after their attack. Heart attacks often...
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CANet Strategic Science Fund
We’re excited to share the news that the Government of Canada has announced CANet’s successful application with our Letter of Intent advancing us to the next stage of the inaugural Strategic Science Fund (SSF) competition. We look forward to working with our entire network, partners, and supporters in completing the full application, due September 19,...
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Hugh Winsor — CANet Patient Partner
In his experience, CANet Patient Partner Hugh Winsor believes that patients need to combine their own lived experiences with a wider understanding of the cardiology and science involved in the proposed investigation. Only then can patients fairly assess the potential patient benefit from any proposed study.
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CANet Partners with Montreal Heart Institute
The Montreal Heart Institute leads a Pan-Canadian alliance aimed to improve health outcomes for Canadians living with Heart Failure MAY 3, 2022 (MONTREAL, QC) – As the National Heart Failure Awareness Week begins, the Montreal Heart Institute announces the creation of the Canadian Heart Function Alliance (CHF Alliance) Network. Uniting an extensive network of researchers,...
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CANet Heart Month — 10 Healthy Heart Tips
Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke cases are preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviours and habits. Here are ten tips to help strengthen your heart health: 1. Eat your fruits & vegetables.1 There’s a reason behind the all-too-common saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away a day.” A diet rich in...
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Dr. George Wyse
Early this year, a giant of Canadian electrophysiology, Dr. George Wyse, passed away peacefully at his Canmore home in Alberta, Canada. “Dr. Wyse is a pioneer in heart rhythm research and care in Canada,” says Dr. Anthony Tang, CEO and Scientific Director, CANet, continuing, “He was always very generous with his time and energy helping...
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VIRTUES - CANet Digital Health
Dr. Anthony Tang envisions a not-so-distant future where sensors, voice recognition, cloud-computing and data analytics are a routine part of our health care experience. “The grand vision is that we can make a diagnosis, follow a patient’s progress and allow management to occur wherever they are,” said Tang. “This is about empowering patients in their...
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