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Pandemic of Misinformation Threatens Hard-earned Lessons of Alberta’s Health-care Community: Op-ed by Drs. Paul Armstrong and Jon Meddings

CVC founding director Dr. Paul Armstrong and Dr. Jon Meddings (former dean of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary) have published an op-ed in the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal about how a pandemic of misinformation threatens hard-earned lessons of Alberta’s health-care community. Read the full article here

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New Associate Faculty Members: Drs. David Collister and Jason Weatherald

The CVC is pleased to announce the addition of two new associate faculty members. Dr. David Collister is a nephrologist at the University of Alberta Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on randomized controlled trials and prospective observational studies in chronic kidney disease and dialysis, precision medicine approaches to uremic […]

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New Study Finds Sub-Optimal Screening for Diabetes Among Young People, Especially Men

New research published in The Lancet Regional Health Americas found that adherence to diabetes screening guidelines is sub-optimal, especially among young males. Despite lower rates of adherence to screening, males have higher rates of prediabetes and diabetes compared to females. This paper is the first publications from them Real-world Evidence on the Association Between Diabetes […]

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Global Vision ⟷ Local Action: The 2021 CVC Annual Report

We are pleased to share the 2021 CVC annual report! This year’s theme, Global Vision ⟷ Local Action, highlights a variety of the CVC’s activities that have started at a global or national scale and have subsequently translated into local initiatives. The theme also reflects our organization’s aim to bring people from different places together in the […]

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SODIUM-HF Presented at ACC Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session and Simultaneously Published in The Lancet

The SODIUM-HF trial was presented during the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial session at the American College of Cardiology in Washington, DC on April 02, 2022, and a simultaneously published in The Lancet Journal. The SODIUM-HF study examined the effects of a low-salt diet compared to usual dietary recommendations for people with heart failure. The trial took place […]

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New Trends in Fibrinolysis Symposium at ESC Congress 2021

The New Trends in Fibrinolysis symposium, sponsored by Boehinger Ingelheim, took place virtually on August 28th as part of the 2021 ESC Congress. Chaired by CVC Founding Director Dr. Paul Armstrong, the session sought to: Recognize the challenges in STEMI care, particularly in reducing ischaemic time and establishing STEMI networks. Apply given strategies to overcome […]

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Bridging the Gap: The 2020 CVC Annual Report

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” -Isaac Newton While the pandemic walled us in physically, the CVC continued to build virtual bridges to improve our understanding of cardiovascular disease. Accordingly, the theme of our 2020 CVC annual report is ‘Bridging the Gap‘ and it collates some of the key advances engineered in part […]

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Be The Cure Research Story: Deborah McLeod’s Experience as a Participant in the VICTORIA trial

A new research story on BeTheCure.ca highlights Deborah McLeod’s experience as a participant in the VICTORIA trial, and the important discoveries that have been made about vericiguat and its impact on patients with heart failure. To learn more about Deborah’s story and the vital role patient participation has in clinical research, view the blog post here: bethecure.ca/stories/deborah/

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Canadian Cardiac Chronicle – Fall 2020 Issue

We are pleased to share with you the Fall 2020 edition of the Canadian Cardiac Chronicle. Along with our current trial updates and feature publications, the following items are highlighted in this issue: A letter from CVC co-director Dr. Shaun Goodman examining what the pandemic has taught us about clinical research The 2019 CVC annual report […]

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2019 CVC Annual Report

We are pleased to share the 2019 CVC annual report. This year’s theme, A Decade of Discovery, celebrates the pathway forged by the CVC over the past ten years. Our staff and faculty have all made important contributions to this compendium. We hope you enjoy reading more about who we are and what we do […]

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Canadian Cardiac Chronicle – Spring 2020 Issue

We are pleased to share with you the spring 2020 edition of the Canadian Cardiac Chronicle. Along with our current trial updates and feature publications, the following items are highlighted in this issue: A letter from CVC Co-Director Dr. Justin Ezekowitz reflecting upon adapting to the current challenging events, celebrating accomplishments, and continuing to remain creative […]

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New Study Findings: Treating Heart Attacks with Clot Busting Drugs Leads to Better Health Outcomes

Dr. Kevin Bainey, Director of the CVC ECG Core Laboratory, was featured on multiple news outlets discussing key results from the recent publication Pharmacoinvasive Strategy Versus Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Clinical Practice: Insights From the Vital Heart Response Registry. This publication was also coauthored by several other members of the […]

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Vericiguat Meets Primary Endpoint in the VICTORIA Study

On November 18th it was announced that the Phase 3 VICTORIA study evaluating the efficacy and safety of vericiguat, a soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator being developed to treat patients with worsening chronic heart failure, has met the primary efficacy endpoint. Vericiguat reduced the risk of the composite endpoint of heart failure hospitalization or cardiovascular […]

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