Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Member led studies, surveys or clinical trials

Subject/Title: STUDY RECRUITMENT: Investigating Disorienting Dilemmas – $10 Honorarium
First Name: Matthew
Last Name: Sibbald
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We are currently seeking 30 cardiology trainees to participate in a quality improvement study which is investigating “disorienting dilemmas” in adult cardiology residency training programs. Disorienting dilemmas usually occur when people have experiences that do not fit their expectations or make sense to them, and they cannot resolve the situations without some change in their views of the world.

To date, there has been limited work examining transformative learning experiences and disorienting dilemmas of cardiology residents. We would like to interview present and past trainees from various adult cardiology residency programs in Canada in order to understand the kinds of disorienting dilemmas cardiology residents have faced in their training programs. We seek to understand the impact –both positive and negative –that these experiences have had on their professional growth, with the goal of identifying themes that may be used to improve residency training programs.

This study consists of one 30-40 minute semi-structured interview. After completing the interview, you will be offered a small honorarium ($10 Starbucks gift card).

Participation in the study is voluntary and all responses will be anonymous. This study has been reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB).If you are interested, please email Justin Chow at :

Subject/Title: Study to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk after Hypertensive Pregnancy
First Name: Anna
Last Name: Gagliardi
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A University Health Network senior scientist is seeking five cardiologists willing to recruit five to eight at-risk women to help with a CIHR-funded study. The study will assess the use and impact of a question prompt tool (QPT) on knowledge about CVD risk after hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and confidence for self-management.

The cardiologists will use the QPT during a clinic visit, and take part in a 30-minute telephone interview following the recruitment period. With an anticipated launch in Fall 2022, the study will conclude after 80 women in total are recruited by participating clinicians who care for at-risk women or can function as knowledge brokers: midwives, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, obstetricians and cardiologists.

If proven effective and widely disseminated, use of a QPT by both at-risk women and clinicians could improve awareness and person-centred discussion of CVD risk and prevention, prompt early adoption of preventive behaviours, and reduce premature CVD risk for many thousands of Canadian women every year.

A healthy diet, physical activity and medications can prevent premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) among 37,000+ Canadian women annually who develop hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). Despiterepeat healthcare visits for concerning symptoms, many Canadian women do not receive such counseling.

If interested, please contact the lead investigator:

Subject/Title: The WAVE: Cardiovascular Podcast Series on Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Venous Thromboembolism
First Name: Shaun
Last Name: Goodman
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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: Survey on Sedation in Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients
First Name: Waleed 
Last Name: Wali
More Information: 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: 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

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