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Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, MBBS, CCFP-EM, MSc
613-998-5555 x17023
vthirug@ohri.ca

Iris Nguyen
Research Coordinator
613-798-5555 x17766
pnguyen@ohri.ca



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News

Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 19 CIHR grants worth more than $12 million
July 20, 2022 - These projects will advance science and improve health in areas such as cancer, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, autism, Kabuki Syndrome, kidney disease, patient engagement, blood transfusions, sepsis, surgery, anesthesia, plasma donation, ...
Experts on call: How to survive and thrive after a medical emergency
April 22, 2021 - Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in the emergency department (ED)? At The Ottawa Hospital, research plays a huge role in both enhancing patient care and making the ED more efficient.
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 17 CIHR grants worth $7.5 million
March 10, 2021 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are playing a lead role in 17 new projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
When is fainting a sign of a bigger problem? This tool can tell
May 14, 2020 - Most of the time fainting is harmless, but for some people it can be caused by serious conditions like irregular heartbeat. A made-in-Ottawa tool can accurately tell emergency physicians which patients will have symptoms of these serious ...
Ottawa doctor recognized as one of the top emergency medicine researchers in Canada
January 7, 2020 - Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy has received a major honour recognizing his outstanding contributions to advancing care in the emergency department both in Canada and around the world. He is the winner of the 2020 Mid-Career Lecturer Award ...
Clinicians at The Ottawa Hospital launch 14 innovative projects to improve health-care delivery, thanks to funding from TOHAMO and The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute
March 22, 2019 - The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization (TOHAMO) has awarded $1.169 million in Innovation Grants to 14 teams, with supporting funds provided by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
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 ...
$5.5 million to help save lives when the heart stops and standardize care for rapid heartbeat
March 9, 2018 - Two national projects led by Ottawa emergency medicine researchers received a total of $5.5 million from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) and matching funders. Dr. Christian Vaillancourt’s team* aims to help 9-1-1 communication offi
Monitoring catches fainting patient’s irregular heartbeat
August 10, 2017 - “This monitor – this research – saved my life. I’m convinced of it,” said patient Jacinthe Bisson, who took part in a research study to monitor patients with fainting spells. Doctors in the Emergency Department at The Ottawa Hospital couldn’t
Emergency medicine group wins national awards
July 6, 2017 - Members of the Department of Emergency Medicine recently received four prestigious awards from the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy (pictured at right) won the Dr. Ian Stiell Researcher of the ...
Ottawa emergency physicians receive $2.65 M for heart arrhythmia research
April 20, 2017 - Ottawa researchers received a total of $2.65 M from The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada and partners for two projects to decrease hospital admissions and improve the quality of life of millions of Canadians with heart rhythm disturbances. Dr.
Rule could take 1/3 of chest pain patients off emergency department heart monitors
January 30, 2017 - Ottawa researchers have validated a rule that could safely take a third of chest pain patients in the emergency department off of heart monitors, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Implementing this made-in-
Fainting experience put emergency physician in his patients’ shoes
July 14, 2016 - Emergency physician Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy was right beside one of his family members when she fainted a few years ago. This experience, paired with seeing fainting patients in the emergency department, inspired his research into
When is fainting a sign of a bigger problem?
July 4, 2016 - Researchers develop new screening tool to help emergency physicians A simple nine-question tool could help emergency physicians uncover the dangerous hidden conditions that make some people faint, according to a study published today in the Ca
When is fainting a sign of a bigger problem? $730,000 grant to help researchers find out
January 13, 2016 - Fainting is fairly common - 35 to 40 percent of people do it at least once in their lives. But for one in 10 fainters it can be a symptom of a potentially life-threating condition such as arrhythmia, or heart rhythm disturbance. Dr. Venkatesh Thi
Summer students receive awards for their contributions
August 27, 2015 - The end of August has marked the last presentations of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s summer student seminar series and also the awards ceremony for the best student presentations. This year 40 students from throughout the institute partici