Episode 07: The Impact of Exercise on Atrial Fibrillation — Bridging the Gap in Care and Research
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Jennifer Reed who is the Program Chair of Cardiac Rehabilitation, a Scientist in the Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, Director of the Exercise Physiology and Cardiovascular Laboratory, and serves as Program Chair at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She is also Associate Professor at the School of Epidemiology and Public Health Faculty of Medicine and Adjunct Professor at the School of Human Kinetics in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa.
Through the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Emerging Research Leaders Initiative (ERLI), CANet provided pilot funding for Dr. Reed’s initial exercise training for patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF) study. Dr. Reed’s research focuses on the role of exercise in cardiovascular disease prevention, management, and rehabilitation. When asked what inspired her research, Dr. Reed highlights her desire to bridge the gap in research and care for patients with AF, as it pertains to exercise-based cardiovascular rehabilitation and physical activity programming.
Dr. Reed and her team are actively recruiting patients in current projects. Click here and visit the ‘projects’ section on the lab’s website to get involved.
For more on this topic and Dr. Reed, visit the University of Ottawa Heart Institute research profile page.