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Diane Strachan — CANet Patient Partner

Meet Diane

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 - recalls. Between medication, fear, and not knowing what to do or expect to lead a normal life?
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Hugh Winsor — CANet Patient Partner

Meet Hugh

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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Tim Westhaver — CANet Patient Partner

Meet Tim

CANet Patient Partner Tim Westhaver lives with an inherited heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
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Meet Danaka

CANet Patient Partner and Trainee Danaka Porter, recalls her history with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and how she leveraged that experience and unique understanding into her current role, amongst many other accomplishments, as PhD Candidate, Cardiology.
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