CPR mannikins used in instructive social media posts lack diversity, influencing patient outcomes and disparities in training and care
November 21, 2022


"Research Letter: Determining the Importance of Various GEnders, Races and Body Shapes for CPR Education Using Mannikins: Images in MedIa (DIVERSE II)," by Shyla Gupta, BHSc, Reem Al-Rawi, Pablo Iomini, MD, Josefina Fitz Maurice, BSc, Tomas Fitz Maurice, Mario Fitz Maurice, MD, Juan M. Farina, MD, Kiera Liblik, MSc, and Adrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS, FSIAC (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.09.023). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00896-0/fulltext.

"Removing the “Man” in “Mannikin”: The Importance of Sociodemographic Diversity in Resuscitation Training," by Nicholas Grubic, MSc, Brendan T. Smith, PhD, Varinder K. Randhawa, MD, PhD, Audrey L. Blewer, PhD, MPH, and Katherine S. Allan, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.10.016). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00975-8/fulltext.

Are smartwatch health apps to detect atrial fibrillation smart enough?
October 12, 2022


"Role of Coexisting ECG Anomalies in the Accuracy of Smartwatch ECG Detection of Atrial Fibrillation," by Hugo-Pierre Racine, MD, Marc Strik, MD, PhD, Joske van der Zande, Saer Abu Alrub, MD, Théo Caillol, MD, Michel Haïssaguerre, MD, Sylvain Ploux, MD, PhD, and Pierre Bordachar, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.08.222) Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00756-5/fulltext.

"Atrial Fibrillation Detection by Smartwatch Devices in Patients with Underlying ECG Abnormalities: Still Not Smart Enough?" by Andrés F. Miranda-Arboleda, MD, and Adrian Baranchuk, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.09.007). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00856-X/fulltext.

Care gap: Hospital readmission rate for younger women is higher than for younger men after a heart attack
October 5, 2022


"Clinical Outcomes in Younger Women Hospitalized With an Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Contemporary Population-Level Analysis," by Mina Madan, MD, MHS, Feng Qiu, MSc, Maneesh Sud, MD, Michelle M. Graham, MD, Jacqueline Saw, MD, Harindra Wijeysundera, MD, PhD, Gynter Kotrri, MD, Peter C. Austin, PhD, and Dennis T. Ko, MD, MSc (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.06.023). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00403-2/fulltext.

"Sex Differences in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Good News and Bad News" by Karin H. Humphries, MBA, DSc, Colleen M. Norris, RN, PhD, and Louise Pilote, MD, MPH, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.08.227). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00761-9/fulltext.

TAVR is an affordable and effective strategy for treating aortic stenosis patients
September 12, 2022


“Annual Budget Impact Analysis Comparing Self-Expanding Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Low-Risk Aortic Stenosis Patients,” by Derrick Y. Tam, MD, PhD, and Hamid Sadri, PharmD, MSc, MHSc (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.06.005) Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00347-6/fulltext.

"Open Access Budget Impact Assessment Tools: A Welcome Step in Supporting Evidence-Informed Policy Decisions” by Derek Chew, MD, MSc, and Fiona Clement, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.07.003) Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00410-X/fulltext.

Dedicated women’s heart centers can improve accurate diagnoses and outcomes
September 7, 2022


“One-Year Prospective Follow-up of Women With INOCA and MINOCA at a Canadian Women’s Heart Centre,” by Mahraz Parvand, MSc, Lily Cai, BA, Siavash Ghadiri, MD, Karin H. Humphries, DSc, Andrew Starovoytov, MD, Patrick Daniele, MSc, Natasha Prodan-Bhalla, DNP, and Tara L. Sedlak, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.07.005). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00416-0/fulltext.

"INOCA and MINOCA: Are Women’s Heart Centres the Answer to Understanding and Management of These Increasing Populations of Women (and Men)?” by Christine Pacheco, MD, Judy Luu, MD, Puja K. Mehta, MD, Janet Wei, MD, Martha Gulati, MD, and C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.06.016) https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00396-8/fulltext.

New cardiac rehabilitation guideline for women designed to improve their longevity and quality of life
August 31, 2022


“Women-Focused Cardiovascular Rehabilitation: An International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Guideline,” by Gabriela Lima de Melo Ghisi, PT, PhD; Susan Marzolini, R. Kin, PhD; Jennifer Price, RN, PhD; Theresa M. Beckie, RN, PhD; Taslima Mamataz, MD, MSc; Aliya Naheed, MD, PhD; and Sherry L. Grace, PhD, CRFC (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.06.021).

Nordic walking improves functional capacity in people with heart disease
June 15, 2022


“Sustained Effects of Different Exercise Modalities on Physical and Mental Health in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” by Tasuku Terada, PhD; Lisa M. Cotie, PhD; Heather Tulloch, PhD; Matheus Mistura, MSc; Sol Vidal-Almela, MSc; Carley D. O’Neill, PhD; Robert D. Reid, PhD; Andrew Pipe, MD; and Jennifer L. Reed, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.03.017). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00213-6/fulltext.

“The editorial is “Exercise Modalities and Intensity to Improve Functional Capacity and Psychological/Mental Health in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Role for Nordic Walking?” by Jenna L. Taylor, PhD; Dejana Popovic, MD; and Carl J. Lavie, MD https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00217-3/fulltext.

Western University researchers urge legislation to end organ donation anonymity
April 21, 2022


“A Pressing Need for Effective, Clear, and Consistent Regulations to Facilitate Direct Contact Between Donor Families and Organ-Transplant Recipients,” by Nicholas B. Murphy, PhD, David Allingham, Kim LeBlanc, Marat Slessarev, MD, PhD, Michael Ward, Charles Weijer, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.01.005). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(22)00048-4/fulltext.



Safer, newer blood thinners are under-prescribed for elderly and at-risk patients
December 20, 2021


“The Introduction of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Has Not Resolved Treatment Gaps for Frail Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation,” by Michela Orlandi, MD, Douglas C. Dover, PhD, Roopinder K. Sandhu, MD, MPH, Nathaniel M. Hawkins, MBChB, MD, MPH, Padma Kaul, PhD, and Finlay A. McAlister, MD, MSc (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2021.09.021). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(21)00742-X.

The Editorial is “Insufficient Use of Anticoagulation for Frail Patients With Atrial Fibrillation – Still Stuck in the ‘Early Majority’ Phase,” by Lorne J. Gula, MD, and Allan C. Skanes, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2021.10.010). Openly available at https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(21)00811-4.

Experts warn that extreme heat events jeopardize cardiovascular health
November 18, 2021

“Extreme Heat and Cardiovascular Health: What a Cardiovascular Health Professional Should Know,” by Georgia K. Chaseling, PhD, Josep Iglesies-Grau, MD, Martin Juneau, MD, Anil Nigam, MD, David Kaiser, MD, and Daniel Gagnon, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2021.08.008)

Consequences of significant decrease in cardiac procedures during the pandemic: Canadian study
September 29, 2021

"The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cardiac Procedure Wait List Mortality in Ontario, Canada,” by Derrick Y. Tam, MD, PhD, Feng Qiu, MSc, Ragavie Manoragavan, BSc, Stephen E. Fremes, MD, MSc, Ansar Hassan, MD, PhD, Dennis T. Ko, MD, MSc, Sandra B. Lauck, PhD, David Naimark, MD, MSc, Maral Ouzounian, MD, PhD, Beate Sander, PhD, Louise Sun, MD, MSc, and Harindra C. Wijeysundera, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2021.05.008).

“The Indirect Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiac Care and Outcomes: Lessons from a Stretched System,” by Michelle M. Graham, MD, and Christopher S. Simpson, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2021.06.002).

Telemedicine needs to be integrated into cardiology training, experts recommend
May 12, 2021

“The Need for Telemedicine Integration Into Adult Cardiology Training Curricula in Canada,” by Aws Almufleh, MBBS, MPH, FRCPC, Christopher Lee, MD, FRCPC, Michael Yc Tsang, MD, FRCPC, Kenneth Gin, MD, FRCPC FCCS, Teresa S.M. Tsang, MD, FRCPC, and Parvathy Nair, MD, FRCPC (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2021.03.001)

"Look before you leap:” Cardiologists warn about the risks of vaping
April 12, 2021

“Vaping Instead of Cigarette Smoking: A Panacea or Just Another Form of Cardiovascular Risk?” by Arash Nayeri, MD, and Holly Middlekauff, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.12.008)

“Vaping, Smoking Cessation, and Harm Reduction? Look Before You Leap,” by Andrew L. Pipe, CM, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2021.02.002)


Insufficient screening for heart damage after noncardiac surgery puts patients at risk
December 10, 2020

“Underutilization of Perioperative Screening for Cardiovascular Events After Noncardiac Surgery in Alberta” by Pishoy Gouda, MB, BCh, BAO, MSc, Xiaoming Wang, MSc, PhD, Michael McGillion, RN, PhD, and Michelle M. Graham, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.06.003)

“Big Data for a Big Problem: How Can We Enhance the Implementation of Perioperative Cardiovascular Guidelines?” by Joel L. Parlow, MD, and Michael McMullen MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.07.229)

Good news and bad news: Changing trends in cardiovascular disease in Canada
July 2, 2020

“Recent Trends in Hospitalizations for Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke and Vascular Cognitive Impairment in Canada,” by Leigh C.P. Botly, PhD, M. Patrice Lindsay, RN, PhD, Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD, Michael D. Hill, MD, MSc, Cristina Goia, MSc, Michelle Martin-Rhee, PhD, Leanne K. Casaubon, MD, MSc, and Cindy Y.Y. Yip, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.03.007)

“The Changing Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back,” by Daniel G Hackam, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.03.010)

Canadian patients can wait up to 60 percent longer for a TAVR procedure depending on where they live
April 29, 2020

“Inequity in Access to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Pan-Canadian Evaluation of Wait-Times,” by Harindra C. Wijeysundera, MD, PhD, Kayley A. Henning, MPH, Feng Qiu, MSc, Corey Adams, MD, MMSc, Faisal Al Qoofi, MD, Anita Asgar, MD, MSc, Peter Austin, PhD, Kevin R. Bainey, MD, MSc, Eric A. Cohen, MD, Benoit Daneault, MD, Stephen Fremes, MD, Malek Kass, MD, Dennis T. Ko, MD, MSc, Laurie Lambert, PhD, Sandra B. Lauck, PhD, Kendra MacFarlane, MSc, Syed Najaf Nadeem, MD, Garth Oakes, PhD, Vernon Paddock, MD, Marc Pelletier, MD, Mark Peterson, MD, Nicolo Piazza, MD, Brian J. Potter, MD, Sam Radhakrishnan, MD, Josep Rodes-Cabau, MD, Olga Toleva, MD, John G. Webb, MD, Robert Welsh, MD, David Wood, MD, Graham Woodward, MSc, and Rodney Zimmermann, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.10.018)

“How Do We Address Health Care Inequalities for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Canada?” by Janarthanan Sathananthan, MBChB, MPH, and Kenneth Gin, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.01.017)

Blood pressure awareness and control rates in Canadians are slipping alarmingly, particularly among women
April 14, 2020

“Worsening Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control Rates in Canadian Women Between 2007 and 2017” by Alexander A. Leung, MD, MPH, Jeanne V.A. Williams, MSc, Finlay A. McAlister, MD, MSc, Norman R.C. Campbell, MD, and Raj S. Padwal, MD, MSc, for Hypertension Canada’s Research and Evaluation Committee (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.02.092)


Regular exercise is good for your heart, no matter how old you are!
October 8, 2019

“Physical and Psychological Effectiveness of Cardiac Rehabilitation: Age Is Not a Limiting Factor!” by Gaëlle Deley, PhD, Cécile Culas, MS, Marie-Cécile Blonde, MD, France Mourey, PhD, and Bénédicte Vergès, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.05.038)

“Editorial: Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Who Gets Better and Why?” by Codie R. Rouleau, PhD, RPsych, and James A. Stone, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.07.003)

Caregiver stress: The crucial, often unrecognized byproduct of chronic disease
September 10 2019

“Reducing Caregiver Distress and Cardiovascular Risk: A Focus on Caregiver-Patient Relationship Quality,” by Karen Bouchard, PhD; Paul S Greenman, PhD; Andrew Pipe, CM, MD; Susan M. Johnson, EdD; and Heather Tulloch, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.05.007)

“Editorial: Caregiver Burden and Cardiovascular Disease: Can We Afford to Keep the Health of Caregivers in Canada Invisible?” by Monica Parry, NP-Adult, MEd, MSc, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.06.025)

Listening to the “patient voice” can drive improvements in hospital care for patients undergoing heart surgery
August 22, 2019

“Patient-Reported Experiences With Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Valve Replacement,” by Kyle A. Kemp, MSc; Hude Quan, PhD; Merril L. Knudtson, MD, FRCSC; Elizabeth Oddone Paolucci, PhD; and Maria J. Santana, PhD, MPharm, MRPharmS (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.05.008)

“Editorial: A New Way to Listen to Patients: Heeding Patient Reported Experiences to Improve Quality of Care,” by Michelle M. Graham, MD; and Colleen M. Norris, PhD, GNP (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.05.026)

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are under-prescribed for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
July 15, 2019

“Treatment and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Management in Patients Diagnosed with Clinical Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Alberta”, by Guanmin Chen, MD, PhD, MPH; Megan S. Farris, MSc; Tara Cowling, MA, MSc; Stephen M. Colgan, PhD; Pin Xiang, PharmD; Louisa Pericleous, PhD; Raina M. Rogoza, MSc; Ming-Hui Tai, MSc, PhD; and Todd Anderson, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.04.008)

“Editorial: Improving Statin Noncompliance: If You Build It, Will They Come?”, by Robert T. Sparrow, MD; Laura Ferreira-Legere, RN, MScN; Jacob A. Udell, MD, MPH; and David Waters, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.05.011)

Experts tackle major cardiovascular issues in treating patients with HIV
March 4, 2019

“Introduction to Cardiovascular Issues in HIV,” by David D. Waters, MD and Priscilla Y. Hsue, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.12.009)

“Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Disease in the Setting of HIV Infection,” by Priscilla Y. Hsue, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.12.024)

“Coronary Artery Disease Manifestations in HIV: What, How, and Why,” by Arjun Sinha, MD, MS, and Matthew J. Feinstein, MD, MS (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.11.029)

Higher hospital readmission rates for cardiac patients in Northern vs. Southern Ontario: Importance of geographical factors in medical outcomes
February 28, 2019

“Comparison of Readmission and Death Among Cardiac Patients in Northern vs. Southern Ontario,” by Patrick Donio, HBSc, BA; Cassandra Freitas, MSc; Peter C. Austin, PhD; Heather J. Ross, MD, MHSc; Husam Abdel-Qadir, MD, PhD; Harindra C. Wijeysundera, MD, PhD; Karen Tu, MD, MSc; Peter Cram, MD, MBA; Peter Liu, MD; Howard Abrams, MD; Jacob Udell, MD, MPH; Susanna Mak, MD, PhD; Michael Farkouh, MD, MSc; Jack V. Tu, MD, PhD; Xuesong Wang, MSc; Sheldon Tobe, MD; and Douglas Lee, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.01.004)

Potent marijuana edibles can pose a major unrecognized risk to patients with cardiovascular disease
February 11, 2019

“Marijuana Lollipop-Induced Myocardial Infarction,” by Alexandra Saunders, MD, and Robert S Stevenson, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.11.033)

“Managing Cannabis Use in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease,” by Neal L. Benowitz, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.12.033)


Cardiac rehabilitation linked to improved sexual functioning and frequency
December 6, 2018

“The Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance on Sexual Activity Outcomes in Cardiovascular Disease Patients: A Systematic Review,” by Célina A. Boothby, BA(Hons); Bukky R. Dada, MSc; Doreen M. Rabi, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Tavis S. Campbell, PhD; and Karen L. Tang, MD, MSc, FRCPC, (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.08.020)

“Sexual Counseling in Cardiac Rehabilitation: An Urgent Need for More Consideration and Study,” by Claudio Gil Soares de Araújo, MD, PhD; Ricardo Stein, MD, ScD; and Aline Sardinha, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.09.001)

Three quarters of a Quebec population fall short of healthy eating guidelines
December 6, 2018

“Poor Adherence to Dietary Guidelines Among French-Speaking Adults in the Province of Quebec, Canada: The PREDISE Study,” by Didier Brassard, MSc; Catherine Laramée, MSc; Louise Corneau, RD, MSc; Catherine Bégin, PhD; Mathieu Bélanger, PhD; Luigi Bouchard, MBA. PhD; Charles Couillard, PhD; Sophie Desroches, PhD; Julie Houle, Inf, PhD; Marie-France Langlois, MD; Véronique Provencher, RD, PhD; Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, MD, PhD; Marie-Claude Vohl, PhD; Julie Robitaille, PhD; Simone Lemieux, RD, PhD; and Benoît Lamarche, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.09.006)

“Food for Thought: A ‘Low-Tech’ Road to Improved Primary Cardiovascular Prevention: Adherence to Dietary Guidelines,” by James M. Brophy, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.09.014)

Barriers to using stroke-preventing anticoagulants in Canada hinder appropriate management of patients with atrial fibrillation
November 5, 2018

“The Guideline-Policy Gap in Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants Usage in Atrial Fibrillation: Evidence, Practice, and Public Policy Considerations,” by Douglas Wan, MD, ChB, Jeff S. Healey, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FHRS, and Chris S. Simpson, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FHRS, FCCS, FCAHS (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.07.476)

Can older, frail patients benefit from “prehabilitation” before heart surgery?
June 27, 2018

“'NEW’ Prehabilitation: A 3-way Approach to Improve Postoperative Survival and Health-Related Quality of Life in Cardiac Surgery Patients,” by Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD, Charles H. Brown, IV, MD, MHS, Rohan M. Sanjanwala, MD, MPH, and Robert McKelvie, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.03.020)

Mobile health technology can potentially transform how patients manage heart disease risk
June 7, 2018

“Breaking Barriers: Mobile Health Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease,” by Harry Klimis, MBBS, Jay Thakkar, MBBS, MD (INT MEDICINE), FRACP, and Clara K. Chow, MBBS, FRACP, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.02.012)

How low is too low? Experts debate blood pressure targets in post-SPRINT era
May 4, 2018

“Applicability of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) to the Canadian Population,” by Alexander Leung, MD MPH; Hsiu-Ju Chang; Finlay A McAlister; Nadia A Khan; Doreen M Rabi; Hude Quan; and Raj S Padwal (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.01.008)

“The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association vs Hypertension Canada High Blood Pressure Guidelines and Potential Implications,” by Remi Goupil, MD, MSc; Maxime Lamarre-Cliche, MD, MSc; and Michel Vallée, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.01.011)

“Editorial: Down the Rabbit Hole: Hypertension Guidelines, Goals and Gulfs Across the 49th Parallel,” by Ross Feldman, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.02.015)

Earthquake aftermath: Life-threatening blood clots in legs and lungs from sitting in cars for extended periods
May 3, 2018

“Venous Thromboembolism Caused by Spending a Night in a Vehicle after an Earthquake (Night in a Vehicle after the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake),” by Daisuke Sueta, MD, PhD; Seiji Hokimoto, MD, PhD, Yoichiro Hashimoto; Kenji Sakamoto; Hiroshi Hosokawa; Kazuhiro Nishigami; Koji Sato; Koichiro Fujisue; Sunao Kojima; Takeshi Takahashi; Kazuhiko Hanzawa; Hisao Ogawa; and Kenichi Tsujita on behalf of the Kumamoto Earthquake Thrombosis and Embolism Protection (KEEP) Project (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.01.014)

Hockey victories may increase heart attack risk in Canadian men: The thrill of victory may turn into the agony of heartbreak
March 29, 2018

“Hockey Games and the Incidence of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction,” by Caroline E. Gebhard, MD; Catherine Gebhard, MD, PhD; Foued Maafi, MSc; Marie-Jeanne Bertrand, MD, MSc; Barbara E. Stähli, MD; Karin Wildi, MD; Zurine Galvan, MD; Aurel Toma, MD; Zheng W. Zhang; David Smith, MSc; and Hung Q. Ly, MD, SM (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.12.028)

Living too far from advanced cardiac care decreases your odds of survival
January 31, 2018

“Where you live in Nova Scotia can significantly impact your access to life saving cardiac care: Access to invasive care influences survival,” by John Colin Boyd, MSc; Jafna L Cox, MD, FRCPC; Ansar Hassan, MD, FRCSC; Sohrab Lutchmedial, MD, FRCPC; Alexandra M. Yip, MSc; Jean-François Légaré, MD, FRCSC (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.11.021)

Medications to treat cardiovascular risk factors do not impact erectile function
January 29, 2018

“Long-term Effects of Statins, Blood Pressure Lowering, and Both on Erectile Function in Persons at Intermediate Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: A Substudy of the Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation-3 (HOPE-3) Randomized Controlled Trial,” by Philip Joseph, MD; Eva Lonn, MD; Jackie Bosch, PhD; Patricio Lopez, MD, PhD; Jun Zhu, MD; Matyas Keltai, MD, PhD; Anthony Dans, MD; Christopher Reid, PhD; Kamlesh Khunti, MD, PhD; William Toff, MD; Leopoldo Piegas, MD, PhD; Jae-Hyung Kim, MD; Balakumar Swaminathan, MSc; Michael Bohm, MD, PhD; and Salim Yusuf, MB, BS, DPhil on behalf of the HOPE-3 Investigators (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.09.026)

Editorial: “Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Male Sexual Health: No Free Ride,” by G.B. John Mancini, MD (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.10.022).


Patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation who seek cardiologist care more likely to survive first year
November 27, 2017

“The Relationship Between Cardiologist Care and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation,” by Sheldon M. Singh, MD, Feng Qiu, MSc, Lauren Webster, MPH, Peter C. Austin, PhD, Dennis T. Ko, MD, MSc, Jack V. Tu, MD, PhD, Harindra C. Wijeysundera, MD, PhD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.10.003

Editorial: "Do All Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Need a Cardiologist?,” by Stephen B. Wilton, MD (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.10.014)

How Much Can Watching Hockey Stress Your Heart?
October 5, 2017

“Heart Rate Response in Spectators of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team,” by Leia T. Khairy; Roxana Barin; Fabrice Demonière; Christine Villemaire; Marie-Josée Billo; Jean-Claude Tardif; Laurent Macle; and Paul Khairy, MD, PhD (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.08.002)

Editorial: Taking Hockey to Heart: Potential Coronary Risks of Watching Exciting Games,” by David Waters, MD; and Stanley Nattel, MD (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.08.020)

Potentially Lifesaving Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Underutilized in Eligible Patients
September 7, 2017

“Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation Rates After Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Are the Rates Guideline Concordant?” by Edwin C. Ho, MD; Sheldon Cheskes, MD; Paul Angaran, MD; Laurie J. Morrison, MD, MSc; Theresa Aves, HBSc; Cathy Zhan, MSc; Dennis T. Ko, MD, MSc; Paul Dorian, MD, MSc, on behalf of the Rescu Epistry Investigators (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.05.013)

Editorial: “Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Sudden Cardiac Death Survivors: Are We Doing All We Can?” by Ratika Parkash, MD, MS, and Anthony S. L. Tang, MD (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.07.016)

Death Rate Higher in Women than Men Following Discharge from Emergency Departments for Heart Arrhythmias
May 3, 2017

“Sex Differences in Outcomes After Discharge from the Emergency Department for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter” by Rhonda J. Rosychuk, Brian R Holroyd, Xuechen Zhang, Brian H Rowe, and Michelle M Graham (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2017.02.002)

Are Patients in Rural Areas Being Deprived of Potentially Lifesaving Therapy?
January 25, 2017

“Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death with Device Therapy in Urban and Rural Populations” by Ratika Parkash, Howard Wightman, Graham Miles, John Sapp, Martin Gardner, Chris Gray, Brenda Brownell, Karen Giddens, and Miroslaw Rajda, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.10.020


Canadian Cardiovascular Society Sets New Guidelines for Management of Lipid Metabolism Disorders that Affect Cholesterol and Cause Atherosclerosis
October 11, 2016

“2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult,” by Todd J. Anderson, MD, Jean Grégoire, MD, Glen J. Pearson, PharmD, Arden R. Barry, PharmD, Patrick Couture, MD, Martin Dawes, MD, Gordon A. Francis, MD, Jacques Genest, Jr., MD, Steven Grover, MD, Milan Gupta, MD, Robert A. Hegele, MD, David C. Lau, MD, PhD, Lawrence A. Leiter, MD, Eva Lonn, MD, G.B John Mancini, MD, Ruth McPherson, MD, PhD, Daniel Ngui, MD, Paul Poirier, MD, PhD, John L. Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, James A. Stone, MD, PhD, George Thanassoulis, MD, Richard Ward, MD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.07.510)

Pre-Screening for Young Athletes at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: What Works and What Doesn’t, and at What Cost
September 29, 2016

“Detecting Underlying Cardiovascular Disease in Young Competitive Athletes,” by James McKinney, MD, MSc; Daniel Lithwick, MHA; Barbara N. Morrison, BKin; Hamed Nazzari, MD, PhD; Michael Luong, MD; Christopher B. Fordyce, MD, MHS MSc, Jack Taunton, MD; Andrew D. Krahn, MD; Brett Heilbron, MBCh.B; Saul Isserow MBBCh (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.06.007)

Editorial: "Pre-participation Cardiac Screening in Young Athletes: In Search of the Golden Chalice” by Michael Papakadis, MBBS, MD, MRCP, Sanjay Sharma, BSc (hons), MBChB, MD, FRCP (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.08.001)

Closing the Gender Gap: Young Women with Premature Acute Coronary Syndrome Now Do as Well as Men
September 26, 2016

“Sex Differences in Clinical Outcomes after Premature Acute Coronary Syndrome,” by Roxanne Pelletier, PhD; Jin Choi, MSc; Nicholas Winters, MSc; Mark J. Eisenberg, MD, MPH; Simon L. Bacon, PhD; Jafna Cox, MD; Stella S. Daskalopoulou, MD, PhD; Kim L Lavoie, PhD; Igor Karp, MPH, PhD; Avi Shimony, MD; Derek So, MD, MSc; George Thanassoulis, MD, MSc; and Louise Pilote, MD, MPH, PhD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.05.018)

Editorial: “Outcomes in Premature Acute Coronary Syndrome: Has the Sex Gap Closed?” by Tara Sedlak, MD, and Mona Izadnegahdar, PhD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.06.005)

Canadian Cardiovascular Society Sets New Guidelines for the Management and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
September 6, 2016

“2016 Focused Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation,” by Laurent Macle, MD (Co-chair), John Cairns, MD, Kori Leblanc, PharmD, Teresa Tsang, MD, Allan Skanes, MD, Jafna L. Cox, MD, Jeff S. Healey, MD, Alan Bell, MD, Louise Pilote, MD, Jason G. Andrade, MD, L. Brent Mitchell, MD, Clare Atzema, MD, David Gladstone, MD, Mike Sharma, MD, Subodh Verma, MD, Stuart Connolly, MD, Paul Dorian, MD, Ratika Parkash, MD, Mario Talajic, MD, Stanley Nattel, MD, and Atul Verma, MD (Co-chair) for the CCS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Committee, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.07.591

Reperfusion Therapy Type for Heart Attacks Seems Less Important Than Assuring That All Eligible Patients Receive Timely Treatment
July 27, 2016

“Outcomes of Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Receiving and Not Receiving Reperfusion Therapy: The Importance of Examining All Patients,” by Laurie J. Lambert, PhD, James M. Brophy, MD, PhD, Normand Racine, MD, Stéphane Rinfret, MD, Philippe L. L'Allier, MD, Kevin A. Brown, PhD, Lucy J. Boothroyd, PhD, Dave Ross, MD, Eli Segal, MD, Simon Kouz, MD, Sébastien Maire, MD, Richard Harvey, MD, Abbas Kezouh, PhD, James Nasmith, MD, and Peter Bogaty, MD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.02.073)

Editorial: "Performance Deficiencies in the Treatment of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Quebec- ‘Tis but a part we see, and not a whole,’” by Rabih Raymond Azar, MD, MPH, Zena Kadri, MD, and David Waters, MD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.04.016).

Women Have Problems Sticking to Cardiac Rehab Programs
April 27, 2016

“Sex Differences in Cardiac Rehabilitation Adherence: A Metaanalysis,” by Eric D Oosenbrug, MA; Raquel P Marinho, MA; Jie Zhang, MA; Susan Marzolini, PhD; Tracey J Colella, PhD; and Sherry L. Grace, PhD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.01.036)

Editorial: “Cardiac Rehabilitation Adherence: Another Gender-Treatment Paradox,” by Tara L Sedlak, MD and Karin Humphries, DSc (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2015.12.032)

Older Adults Need Better Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Control to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
April 22, 2016

“Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in older adults,” by Arden Barry, PharmD; Deirdre E. O'Neill, MD; and Michelle M. Graham, MD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.01.032)

Canadian Cardiologists Advocate Guidelines for Athlete Screening Before Sports Events: How Should Athletes at Increased Risk of Major Cardiac Events During Competitive Sports Be Detected?
April 7, 2016

“The Atlantic Rift: Guidelines for Athletic Screening – Where Should Canada Stand?” by Paul Poirier, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Sanjay Sharma BSc (Hons), MD, FRCP (UK); and Andrew Pipe, CM, MD, LLD (Hon), DSc (Hon), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.02.055)

Presently Recommended Exercise Levels May Be Much More than Needed for Significant Health Benefits
April 4, 2016

“Reflections on Physical Activity and Health: What Should We Recommend?” by Darren E.R. Warburton, PhD, and Shannon S. Bredin, PhD, MSc (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.01.024)
“Canadian Physical Activity Clinical Practice Guidelines Running on Empty?” by James Arthur Stone, MD, PhD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.01.037)

High Levels of Intense Exercise May Be Unhealthy for the Heart
More Research Needed Into the Effect of Intense Exercise on Heart Structure and Function, According to Sports Cardiologist Writing in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology
February 25, 2016

The potential cardiotoxic effects of exercise,” by Andre La Gerche, MBBS PhD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2015.11.010)

Reduced Anxiety and Depression for Women Participating in Women-Only Cardiac Rehab Programs
February 3, 2016

“Women's Health Behaviors and Psychosocial Well-Being by Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Model: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” by Liz Midence, MSc; Heather M Arthur, PhD; Paul Oh, MD; Donna E Stewart, MD; and Sherry Lynn Grace, PhD (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2015.10.007)