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Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are investigating promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases that affect the heart. Our work spans the full spectrum of research from basic science to clinical research to implementation.

Research News


Research shows how good heart growth turns bad
January 30, 2019 - More than 17 percent of Canadians have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, a condition that makes it more difficult for the heart to pump blood around the body. At first, heart muscle grows to meet the challenge, but eventually this growth becom
How long do people need to be monitored after fainting?
January 21, 2019 - For the first time, physicians in the Emergency Department (ED) have evidence-based recommendations on how best to catch the life-threatening conditions that make some people faint. New research published in Circulation suggests that low-risk patient
Severe sleep apnea increases risk of irregular heartbeat
December 11, 2018 - Severe sleep apnea increases the risk of hospitalization for new atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, according to a study led by Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska. The study followed more than 8,000 people who were originally free of any irregular hear
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Hiremath, Swapnil
MD, MPH, FASN
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic disease, Diabetes, Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Health services research, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Hundemer, Gregory
MD, MPH
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Heart disease, Kidney disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Biomarkers, Clinical research, Cohort studies
Kendzerska, Tetyana
MD, PhD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Chronic disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease, Lung disease, Population health, Women's health Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Systematic reviews
Klein, Ran
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Heart disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Biomarkers, Clinical decision rules, Health technology, Imaging
Lalu, Manoj
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Megeney, Lynn
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Heart disease, Muscular dystrophy Stem cells, Disease models, Proteomics, Drug development
Sorisky, Alexander
MD, CM, FRCPC
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Obesity, Diabetes, Heart disease Basic research, Molecular and cellular biology
Stewart, Duncan
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Heart disease, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Stem cells, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Translational research
Stiell, Ian
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine
Vaillancourt, Christian
MD, MSc, FRCPC, CSPQ
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cardiac arrest, Heart disease, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Public health, Quality Improvement, Surveys, Systematic reviews