Canadian Journal of Cardiology

In Memoriam: George Wyse (1941-2022)

Published:March 08, 2022DOI:
      Dr George Wyse (1941-2022), a worldwide pioneer in Heart Rhythm Research, used this quote in his Lecture of a Lifetime as part of his “12 steps” to a successful career in research (Figure 1).

      Wyse DG. Lecture of a Lifetime [video]. University of Calgary, 2017. Available at: Accessed January 1, 2022.

      While he believed that a career in research was based on hard work and being prepared to be wrong, he strongly believed that science is a team sport where good ideas come from interactions with others, focusing on the importance of building collaborative relationships.
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      Figure 1Dr George Wyse (1941-2022). Photo courtesy of Riley Brandt, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine. Reproduced with permission.
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      1. Wyse DG. Lecture of a Lifetime [video]. University of Calgary, 2017. Available at: Accessed January 1, 2022.

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