Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Member led studies, surveys or clinical trials

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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