CANet — Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada

Trends in clinical outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to ischemic heart disease

Project Lead: Dr. Nigel Tan, Adult Cardiology Resident, University of Toronto
Mentors: Dr. Paul Angaran (St. Michael’s Hospital), Dr. Paul Dorian (St. Michael’s Hospital)
Amount: $15,000 (CANet)
We aim to characterize trends in the management and clinical outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) secondary to ischemic heart disease using a prospective, contemporary cardiac arrest registry linked with multiple administrative databases. As the only researchers in the world with access to all these data — on OHCA, cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography, in-hospital and long-term outcomes, and detailed vital status and cause-of-death — we are uniquely positioned to perform this comprehensive analysis. The cardiac arrest registry we will access contains a dataset of consecutively enrolled patients from a population of over 6 million people.