Press Release Archive


First-in-Man Use of Virtual Reality Imaging in Cardiac Cath Lab to Treat Blocked Coronary Artery
November 20, 2015

“First-in-Man Computed Tomography-Guided Percutaneous Revascularization of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Using a Wearable Computer: Proof of Concept,” by Maksymilian Opolski, MD, PhD; Artur Debski, MD; Bartosz A. Borucki, MSc; Marcin Szpak, MSc; Adam D. Staruch, MD; Cezary Kepka, MD; and Adam Witkowski, MD (DOI:

Can Natural Remedies Jeopardize Cardiovascular Health?
November 19, 2015

"An Unusual Etiology for Bidirectional Ventricular Tachycardia,” by Yun-Tao Zhao, MD, PhD, Lei Wang, MD, and Zhong Yi, MD, PhD (DOI:

“Herbal Cardiotoxicity: Can Mother Nature Hurt the Heart?” by P. Timothy Pollak, MD, PhD, FRCPC (DOI:

What Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients: A New Approach Using the KiTOMI Model
November 5, 2015

“Sexual Activity and Heart Patients: A Contemporary Perspective” by Ricardo Stein, MD, DSc, Aline Sardinha, PhD, and Claudio Gil S. Araújo, MD, PhD (DOI:

Study Finds Many AFib Patients Are Not Properly Assessed for Stroke and Bleeding Risks and Might Not Receive Optimal Treatment
October 15, 2015

“The Risk Stratification and Stroke Prevention Therapy Care Gap in Canadian Atrial Fibrillation Patients: Insights from the FREEDOM AF Program,” by Paul Angaran, MD; Paul Dorian, MD; Mary K. Tan, MSc; Charles R. Kerr, MD; Martin S. Green, MD; David J. Gladstone, MD, PhD; L. Brent Mitchell, MD; Carl Fournier, MD; Jafna L. Cox, MD; Mario Talajic, MD; Peter J. Lin, MD; Anatoly Langer, MD, MSc; Lianne Goldin; Shaun G. Goodman, MD, MSc (DOI:

“Evidence-Based Anticoagulation Decision Making for Atrial Fibrillation – How We Are Doing (Maybe Not So Well?),” by Laurent Macle, MD, and Jason Guy Andrade, MD (DOI:

Patients at Risk for Blood Clots Are Not Receiving Recommended Treatment
August 10, 2015

"Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis on a Cardiology In-Patient Unit: A Surprising Result?” Mehrdad Golian; Motaz Moussa; Charlene White; Giuseppe Aletta; Lillian Koley; and Colette Seifer, DOI:

Much More Research Needed on Rare but Potentially Fatal Cardiovascular Disorder that Can Strike Healthy Pregnant Women
July 15, 2015

"The Medical Treatment of New Onset Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies” by Olivier Desplantie, MD; Maxime Tremblay-Gravel, MD, MSc; Robert Avram, MD; Guillaume Marquis-Gravel, MD, MSc; E. Marc Jolicoeur, MD, MSc, MHS, FRCP-C, FACC, FSCAI; and Anique Ducharme, MD, MSc, DOI:

“Treatment of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A Call to Action,” by Ricardo Cardona-Guarache, MD, MPH; and Jordana Kron, MD, DOI:

Dangers of Adolescent Energy Drink Consumption for the Heart: Cardiologists Urge Physicians, Parents, Educators to Monitor Adolescents’ Energy Drink Consumption More Closely
April 1, 2015

“Energy Drink Overconsumption in Adolescents: Implications for Arrhythmias and Other Cardiovascular Events,” by Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, PhD, MD, Helios Pareja-Galeano, PhD, Gianfranco Cervellin, MD, Giuseppe Lippi, MD, and Conrad P. Earnest, PhD, DOI:

Should Hospitals Keep Cardiac Catheterization Labs Open on Weekends?
January 2015

“Cost Implication of an Early Invasive Strategy on Weekdays and Weekends in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes,” by Andre Lamy, MD, MHSc; Wesley Tong, BSc; Kevin Bainey, MD, MSc; Amiram Gafni,PhD; Purnima Rao-Melacini, MSc; and Shamir R Mehta, MD, MSc. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cjca.2014.11.025.

Editorial: “Weekend Warriors: Can Early Invasive Management of Stable Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes Save Healthcare Dollars?” by Stéphane Rinfret, MD, SM; and Brian J Potter, MDCM, SM. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cjca.2014.12.027.


New Study Strengthens Evidence of the Connection Between Statin Use and Cataracts; But Any Risks Should be Weighed Against Benefits
December 2014

“Statin Use and Risk for Cataract: A Nested Case-Control Study of Two Populations in Canada and the United States,” by Stephanie J. Wise MD, Nawaaz A. Nathoo MD, Mahyar Etminan PharmD, MSc, Frederick S. Mikelberg MD, FRCSC, and G. B. John Mancini MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACC, DOI:

Editorial: “Doctor My Eyes: A Statin-Cataract Connection?” by Steven Gryn, MD, FRCPC, and Robert A. Hegele, MD, FRCPC, DOI:

Why We Need to Fund Newer Blood-thinning Agents to Prevent Strokes
November 2014

“Aligning Health Care Policy With Evidence-Based Medicine: The Case for Funding Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation,” by James A Stone, MD, PhD; Karen Earl, MSc; Blair J O'Neill, MD; Mukul Sharma, MD, MSc; Thao Huynh, MD, MSc PhD; Kori Leblanc, PharmD; Richard Ward, MD; Philip A Teal, MD; and Jafna L Cox, BA, MD, DOI:

Governments Should Take an Active Lead in Creating Healthy Food Environments to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease, Say Cardiovascular Care Experts
November 2014

“Healthy Food Procurement Policy: An Important Intervention to Aid the Reduction in Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases,” by Norm R.C. Campbell, MD; Tara Duhaney, MSc; Manuel Arango, MA, MHA; Lisa A. Ashley, RN, MEd, CCHN(C); Simon L. Bacon, PhD, FTOS ; Mark Gelfer, MD; Janusz Kaczorowski, PhD; Eric Mang, MPH; Dorothy Morris , RN, MA; Seema Nagpal, BSc(Pharm), MSc, PhD; and Kevin J. Willis, PhD, DOI:

“Death by Diet: The Role of Food Pricing Interventions as a Public Policy Response and Health Advocacy Opportunity,” by Tara Mary Duhaney, MHSc; Norm R. Campbell, MD; Mark L. Niebylsk, PhD; Janusz Kaczorowski, PhD; Ross T Tsuyuki, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, MSc, FCSHP; Kevin Willis, PhD; Eric Mang, MPA; Manuel Arango, MA, MHA; Dorothy Morris , RN MEd, CCHN(C); and Lisa A. Ashley, RN MEd, CCHN(C), DOI:

How Long Is Too Long to Wait for Groundbreaking New Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery Procedures?
June 2014

“Impact of Wait Times on the Effectiveness of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Severe Aortic Valve Disease: A Discrete Event Simulation Model,” by Harindra C. Wijeysundera, MD, PhD, William W.L. Wong, PhD, Maria C. Bennell, MSc, MPH, Stephen E. Fremes, MD, Sam Radhakrishnan, MD, Mark Peterson, MD, PhD, and Dennis T. Ko, MD, MSc

Editorial: “Monitoring Wait Times for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Need for National Benchmarks,” by Sandra Lauck, RN, PhD, Dion Stub, MBBS, PhD, and John Webb, MD

Hypertension Related to New Cancer Therapies – A New Syndrome Emerges
May 2014

Hypertension Due to Antiangiogenic Cancer Therapy With Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Inhibitors: Understanding and Managing a New Syndrome by Heather Yvonne Small, BSc(Hons), Augusto C. Montezano, PhD, Francisco J. Rios, PhD, Carmine Savoia, MD, and Rhian M. Touyz, MD, PhD,

Investigators Find Something Fishy with the Classical Evidence for Dietary Fish Recommendations
May 2014

Fishing' for the origins of the 'Eskimos and heart disease' story: Facts or wishful thinking?" by George Fodor, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAHA; Eftyhia Helis, MSc; Narges Yazdekhasti, MSc; Branislav Vohnout, MD


  • To Transmit or Not to Transmit: How Good Are Emergency Medical Personnel in Detecting STEMI in Patients With Chest Pain?

    Robin A. Ducas, Anthony W. Wassef, Davinder S. Jassal, Erin Weldon, Christian Schmidt, Rob Grierson, James W. Tam
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 28, Issue 4, p432–437
  • Computer-Assisted Paramedic Electrocardiogram Interpretation With Remote Physician Over-read: The Future of Prehospital STEMI Care?

    Robert C. Welsh
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 28, Issue 4, p408–410
  • Cardiac Outcomes Through Digital Evaluation (CODE) STEMI Project: Prehospital Digitally-Assisted Reperfusion Strategies

    Robin A. Ducas, Roger K. Philipp, Davinder S. Jassal, Anthony W. Wassef, Erin Weldon, Farrukh Hussain, Christian Schmidt, Aliasghar Khadem, John Ducas, Rob Grierson, James W. Tam
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 28, Issue 4, p423–431
  • A Prospective Examination of Disease Management Program Use by Complex Cardiac Outpatients

    Shannon Gravely, Robert D. Reid, Paul Oh, Heather Ross, Donna E. Stewart, Sherry L. Grace, Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Continuity Through Automatic Referral Evaluation (CRCARE) Investigators
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 28, Issue 4, p490–496
  • Referral and Use of Heart Failure Clinics: What Factors Are Related to Use?

    Shannon Gravely, Liane Ginsburg, Donna E. Stewart, Susanna Mak, Sherry L. Grace, Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Continuity Through Automatic Referral Evaluation (CRCARE) Investigators
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 28, Issue 4, p483–489
  • Focused 2012 Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines: Recommendations for Stroke Prevention and Rate/Rhythm Control

    Allan C. Skanes, Jeff S. Healey, John A. Cairns, Paul Dorian, Anne M. Gillis, M. Sean McMurtry, L. Brent Mitchell, Atul Verma, Stanley Nattel, Canadian Cardiovascular Society Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Committee
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 28, Issue 2, p125–136


  • Effect of Delayed vs Immediate Stent Implantation on Myocardial Perfusion and Cardiac Function in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Intervention With Thrombus Aspiration

    Liang Tang, Sheng-hua Zhou, Xin-qun Hu, Zhen-fei Fang, Xiang-qian Shen
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 27, Issue 5, p541–547
  • Diagnostic Performance of High-Definition Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Performed With Multiple Radiation Dose Reduction Strategies

    Bobak Heydari, Jonathon Leipsic, G.B. John Mancini, James K. Min, Troy LaBounty, C. Taylor, Gabriela V. Cohen Freue, Brett Heilbron
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 27, Issue 5, p606–612
  • Recommendations for the Use of Genetic Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmias Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death: Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Joint Position Paper

    Michael H. Gollob, Louis Blier, Ramon Brugada, Jean Champagne, Vijay Chauhan, Sean Connors, Martin Gardner, Martin S. Green, Robert Gow, Robert Hamilton, Louise Harris, Jeff S. Healey, Kathleen Hodgkinson, Christina Honeywell, Michael Kantoch, Joel Kirsh, Andrew Krahn, Michelle Mullen, Ratika Parkash, Damian Redfearn, Julie Rutberg, Shubhayan Sanatani, Anna Woo
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 27, Issue 2, p232–245