Canadian Cardiovascular Society

CCS-BMS/Pfizer Atrial Fibrillation Research Award Recipients


Principle InvestigatorsProposal TitlesAward Amounts
William McIntyre
Short Term Anti-arrythmic Therapy for Post-operative AF in Cardiac Surgery Patients: START-POAF Pilot Trial$90,000
Wendy Tsang
Atrial Fibrillation Incidence, Outcomes, and Left Atrial Morphology in Immigrants$90,000
Nathaniel Hawkins & Marc Deyell

Atrial Ectopy for the Prediction of Incident Atrial Fibrillation$90,000


Principle InvestigatorsProposal TitlesAward Amounts
Julia Cadrin-Tourigny & Rafik TadrosAtrial Fibrillation Screening Based on Genetic Risk: The Gene AF Study$95,000
Hussam Abdel-Qadir & Dennis KoThe Secondary Atrial Fibrillation Evaluation (SAFE) Study$95,000


Principle InvestigatorsProposal TitlesAward Amounts
Jodi Edwards & Thais CoutinhoDo Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Increase the Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation?$66,014
Nathaniel M. Hawkins & Christopher B. FordyceOpportunities to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death: The BC Cardiac Arrest Registry$19,824
Krystina B. LewisIdentifying Effective Strategies to Engage Patients in Making Decisions Along the ICD Care Pathway: A Multi-province Comparative Case Study$57,584
Mouhannad M. SadekNon-Invasive Evaluation of Pulmonary Vein Isolation$67,442
Emilie Belley-CôtéDirect Oral Anticoagulation versus Warfarin after Cardiac Surgery (DANCE) Pilot Trial$64,395


Principle InvestigatorsProposal TitlesAward Amounts
Andrew Ha & Douglas LeeAssociation Between Oral Anticoagulation Use and Outcomes for Older Patients with New Onset Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery: A Population-based Analysis from Ontario, Canada$100,000
Jacqueline Joza & Jonathan AfilaloAssociation of Muscle Mass with Direct Oral Anticoagulant Activity in Older Adults$100,000
Jorge Wong & Stuart ConnollySubclinical Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction and the Risk of Heart Failure Re-hospitalization$100,000


Principle InvestigatorsProposal TitlesAward Amounts
Husam-Eldin Mohamed Abdel-QadirAtrial Fibrillation After Early Stage Breast Cancer: Incidence, Risk Factors, Pathogenesis, and Impact$100,000
Rafik TadrosAtrial Fibrillation-associated Cardiomyopathy: Genetic Basis and Prognostic Implications$100,000
Ratika ParkashReversal of Atrial Substrate to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation (RASTA-AF)$100,000


Principle InvestigatorsProposal TitlesAward Amounts
Jason RobertsEfficacy, Health Care Utilization Rates and Safety of a Same-day Discharge Protocol for AF Ablations$100,000
William McIntyre & Jeff HealeyAtrial Fibrillation Occurring Transiently with Stress (AFOTS) Understanding the Risks of Recurrent AF in Non-cardiac Surgery$100,000
Philip JosephA Multi-national Study to Understand the Upstream Risk Factors for Atrial Fibrillation$100,000


Principle InvestigatorsProposal TitlesAward Amounts
Marc DeyellEfficacy, Health Care Utilization Rates and Safety of a Same-day Discharge Protocol for AF Ablations$100,000
Duncan StewartCirculating MicroRNAs as Non-invasive Biomarkers to Improve the Diagnosis of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation$100,000
Peter LoewenLong-term Persistence and Adherence with New Oral Anticoagulants vs. Warfarin in Newly-anticoagulated Atrial Fibrillation Patients$100,000
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