William F. McIntyre
Bill has been a part of the CANet community from the get-go. As a cardiology fellow in Winnipeg, he had the opportunity to attend the early trainee days in Quebec City, Halifax and Ottawa. This was a great place to learn research fundamentals from investigators and network with peers. Through the years, CANet has supported Bill’s attendance at HRS, EHRA and ACC.
His current research program is focused on new-onset Atrial Fibrillation in patients who have had cardiac surgery. Bill’s team is working to tackle challenges across the patient journey, from prediction to prevention, early treatment and identifying patients who will need AF treatment in the long term. He is thrilled to have research grants for a study of polygenic risk scores to predict AF in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and a study of different rhythm control strategies. Bill is also working with international collaboration on AF screening and device-detected AF. Bill shared that he is excited about involving trainees of all stages in his research program and teaching them the skills he has picked up in his journey.
When asked if there were any work he would like to showcase, Bill explained that we would have to wait until this year’s Canadian Cardiovascular Congress/Vascular meeting in Montreal. The primary study from his PhD Thesis, titled “Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence in Patients with Transient, New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Detected During Hospitalization for Medical Illness or Non-cardiac Surgery, “ has been accepted as an oral abstract and is currently under review at a journal. We look forward to the outcome of Bill’s piece and congratulate him on his phenomenal work to date!
Bill enjoys spending time with his daughter Eleanor and wife Kelsey, family dog Roary, and cheering on the Blue Jays and Chargers in his spare time.