Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Member led studies, surveys or clinical trials

Subject/Title: The WAVE: Cardiovascular Podcast Series on Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Venous Thromboembolism
First Name: Shaun
Last Name: Goodman
More Information (max 250 words): Learning Objectives:
• Evaluate and manage the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients requiring anticoagulation
• Individualize anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation (AF) based on patient characteristics, including age, body mass index, renal function, and history of percutaneous coronary intervention
• Counsel patients with AF on the use of wearable technology for heart rate monitoring
• Appropriately manage venous thromboembolism, including in patients with COVID-19
• Stratify risk of stroke in patients with AF according to current guideline recommendations

Host: Jeffrey Habert, MD, Family Physician, Thornhill, Ontario
Guest Speakers: Jason Andrade, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Vancouver, British Columbia; Shaun Goodman, MD, Cardiologist, Toronto, Ontario; Vicky Tagalakis, MD, Internal Medicine Specialist, Montreal, Quebec; Thomas Mavrakanas, MD, Nephrologist, Montreal, Quebec Link to website:

Subject/Title: Post Arrest Neuro Prognostication Survey
First Name: Julie  
Last Name: Kromm
More Information (max 250 words): Dr. Julie A. Kromm BMSc, MD, FRCPC and associates from the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary are conducting a research study.

You are invited to be in this study because you have been identified as a Canadian physician with possible subject matter expertise in post arrest neuro prognostication. We invite you to participate regardless of training, experience, or area of expertise as responses will help to inform future research. Your participation in this research study is voluntary.

WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING DONE? This survey questionnaire was designed to investigate current practices and opinions regarding neuro prognostication in comatose cardiac arrest patients in Canadian centers.

The purpose of this research study is to identify areas of variability, which will guide further research questions.

This form is only part of the process of informed consent. If you wish to proceed to review the full informed consent document and participate in this research, please click the link below to launch the survey.

Ethics ID: REB21-0561

Study Title: Post arrest neuro prognostication survey

PI: Dr. Julie A. Kromm

Version 2

June 1, 2021


The Research Team: You may contact Dr. Julie A Kromm at 403-944-2586 or email or Caralyn Bencsik at with any questions or concerns about the research or your participation in this study.

Link to website:

Deadline/Closing Date (if applicable): February 7, 2022

Subject/Title: Research survey about follow up care for patients who have recently survived a myocardial infarction
First Name: Jaimie
Last Name: Manlucu
More Information (max 250 words): If you have already participated in this study, please feel free to ignore this or pass it onto any other colleagues who qualify.We invite you to participate in a research study evaluating follow-up care for patients who have recently survived a myocardial infarction. If you are an actively practicing physician or physician trainee in Canada who cares for patients who have had a myocardial infarction (and have not already completed this survey), you are eligible to participate. This study has been approvedby the REB at the University of Western Ontario.This online survey will only take 10-15 minutes of your time and can be done from any computer or mobile device, any time and any place you choose. The survey is completely anonymous -at no time will we ask you for any identifying information, nor will we track any identifying information or your IP address. Contact information to send you this invitation was obtained from publicly available information sources.
Please refer to this link to take the survey:
You are welcome to share this with colleagues eligible to complete this survey.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey!
Link to website:

Deadline/Closing Date (if applicable): 1/31/2022

Subject/Title: Survey on Sedation in Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients
First Name: Waleed 
Last Name: Wali
More Information (max 250 words): We are conducting a national survey evaluating sedation practices in post-cardiac arrest patients in Canada. We are reaching out to you and requesting your participation in our study.  Attached to this e-mail is a link to the survey and the consent form.  The survey is expected to take 5-10 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating, please click the following link: Click here to take the survey!

Thank you for your time and consideration for participating in this survey.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our study team at the contact information below.

Principal Investigators:

Christopher B. Fordyce MD, MHS, MSc, FRCPC
Director | Cardiac Intensive Care Unit | Vancouver General Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor | Division of Cardiology | University of British Columbia
Scientist | Cardiovascular Health Program | Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcomes Sciences
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ricky D. Turgeon BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD
Assistant Professor – Greg Moore Professorship in Clinical &Community Cardiovascular Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Tel: 236-777-6961

Ahmad Waleed Wali, MD, BSc (Pharm)
Resident in Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Tel: 778-230-8680

Sean van Diepen, MD, FRCPC, FAHA
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology, University of Alberta Hospital

Michael Goldfarb, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University

Ken Kaila, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology and Critical Care, University of British Columbia

Subject/Title: Online survey about the place of patient reported outcome measures in Canadian cardiovascular care.
Name: Stephen Wilton
More Information: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) quantify the subjective aspects of a person’s health status such as pain, functional limitations, mental health, and social supports. Although PROMs are often collected in cardiac care for research, individual results are not typically reported back to patients or clinicians. Incorporating PROMs into care has been proposed as one method to improve patient-centered care delivery, but this has not been broadly implemented in Canadian cardiac care settings.This study is part of a larger initiative from our APPROACH research team where we hope to implement PROMs data collection and reporting into usual care. The purpose of this preliminary study is to survey experts in cardiac care to better understand their knowledge of PROMs designed for use in patients with heart disease, and explore their opinions about the potential roles for reporting of these measures in routine care. If you are interested, please click on the link ( which will take you to the survey’s information and informed consent page. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Responses are collected anonymously, and data will only be reported in aggregate. Thanks very much for considering this request. Please feel free to reach out to one of us directly if you have any questions about the survey or our PROMs work in general.

PI: Stephen Wilton, MD, University of Calgary

Co-PI: Michelle Graham, MD, University of Alberta

Project Manager: Pantea Javaheri, University of Calgary


Deadline/Closing (if applicable): 06/30/2021

Subject/Title: Survey on Perioperative Medicine
Name: Maura Marcucci
More Information: Dear Colleagues, Perioperative medicine is a rapidly evolving area of research and clinical practice involving multiple medical specialties. We are inviting you to participate in a survey that explores practices, among physicians in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, with patients who experience myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS), defined as troponin elevation after noncardiac surgery deemed to be ischemic in nature. We would greatly appreciate getting your perspective. The survey takes no longer than 10 minutes. You will be asked to provide answers only to multiple-choice questions. The survey is in English, and is available through the following link 
Survey results will be shared (via a SPRC webinar) once results have been compiled. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HIREB). The results of this study will be reported in aggregate form without identifying participant information. You may interrupt the survey at any time or withdraw your completed survey by sending a request by e-mail to

Subject/Title: Recruiting Clinicians Who Care for Women With Hypertension in Pregnancy
Jessica Ramlakhan
More Information: Researchers at University Health Network and University of Calgary are recruiting clinicians that care for women who had hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), referring to a spectrum of conditions from gestational hypertension to severe preeclampsia. HDP increases risk of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD), but can be prevented through physical activity, diet and medication. Participation involves a one-time 20-minute telephone interview to discuss how a pre-formed list of questions might help clinicians counsel women about CVD prevention. If you are a midwife, nurse practitioner, family physician, obstetrician, cardiologist or cardiac rehabilitation professional, please contact to ask questions or express interest.
Deadline: 08/27/2021

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