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Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, MBBS, CCFP-EM, MSc
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Iris Nguyen
Research Coordinator
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Selected Publications

Top 5 Publications:

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Sivilotti M, Le Sage N, Yan J, Huang P, Hegdekar M, Mercier E, Mukarram M, Nemnom MJ, McRae A, Rowe B, Stiell I, Wells GA, Krahn AD, Taljaard M. Multicenter Prospective Validation of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score. JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(5):737-744. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0288

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, McRae AD, Rowe BH, Sivilotti M, Mukarram M, Nemnom MJ, Booth R, Calder L, Stiell I, Wells GA, Taljaard M. Does NT-proBNP improve the Risk-Stratification of Emergency Department Patients with Syncope? Annals of Internal Medicine (Impact factor: 19.32). 19 May 2020, 172(10): 648-655.

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Rowe BH, Sivilottie MLA, McRae AD, Arcot K, Nemnom M, Huang L, Mukarram M, Krahn AD, Wells GA, Taljaard M. Duration of Electrocardiographic Monitoring of Emergency Department Patients With Syncope. Circulation Journal, 2019 (139). doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.036088

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Kwong K, Wells GA, Sivilotti MLA, Mukarram MA, Rowe BH, Lang E, Perry JJ, Sheldon R, Stiell IG, Taljaard M. 2016. Development of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score to predict serious adverse events after emergency department assessment of syncope. Canadian Medical Association Journal,188(12): E289-98. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151469.

Syed S, Gatien M, Perry JJ, Chaudry H, Kim S-M, Kwong K, Mukarram M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. 2017. Prospective Validation of a Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Emergency Department Chest Pain Patients Who Can Safely be removed from Cardiac Monitoring: The Ottawa Chest Pain Cardiac Monitoring Rule. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 189(4): E139-E145. doi:

All Other Publications

All Other Publications:
Sandhu RK, Raj SR, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Kaul P, Morillo CA, Krahn AD, Guzman JC, Sheldon RS. Canadian Cardiovascular Society Position Statement on Recent International Guidelines on the Assessment and Management of Syncope. Canadian Journal of Cardiology (Impact factor: 5.59). 2020, 36: 1167-1177

The HIP ATTACK Investigators. Accelerated surgery versus standard care in hip fracture (HIP ATTACK): an international, randomised, controlled trial. The Lancet. 2020, Vol.395(10225), p.698-708.

Leduc S, Cantor Z, Kelly P, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Wells G, Vaillancourt C. The safety and efficacy of on-site paramedic and allied health treatment interventions targeting the reduction of emergency department visits by long-term care patients: Systematic Review. Prehospital Emergency Care (Impact factor: 2.69). July 20, 2020.

Hatcher S; Heisel M; Ayonrinde O; Campbell J; Colman I; Corsi D; Edgar N; Gillett L; Kennedy S; Hunt S; Links P; MacLean S; Mehta V; Mushquash C; Raimundo A; Rizvi S; Saskin R; Schaffer A; Sidahmed A; Sinyor M; Soares C; Testa V; Thavorn K; Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. The BEACON Study: Protocol for a cohort study as part of an evaluation of the effectiveness of smartphone-assisted problem-solving therapy in men who present with intentional self-harm to Emergency Departments in Ontario. Trials. 08 Apr 2020.

Probst M, Frosch D, Sze J, Langan M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Breslin M, Sun B, Richardson L, Mittman BS, Hess EP, Lin M. Syncope Decision Aid (SynDA) for Shared Decision-Making in the Emergency Department: A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. Academic Emergency Medicine. March 9, 2020

Ramaekers R, Perry J, Leafloor C, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Prediction Model for 30-day Outcomes Among Emergency Department Patients with Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: West J Emerg Med. 21(2) 2020 Mar.

Stiell I, Marco L. A. Sivilotti M, Monica T, Birnie B, Vadeboncoeur A, Hohl C, McRae A, Rowe, B, Brison B, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Macle L, Borgundvaag B, Morris J, Mercier E, Clement C, Brinkhurst J, Sheehan C, Brown E, Nemnom MJ, Wells G, Perry J. A Randomized, Controlled Comparison of Electrical versus Pharmacological Cardioversion for Emergency Department Patients with Acute Atrial Fibrillation: The RAFF2 Trial. The Lancet. Feb 1;395(10221):339-349.

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Stiell IG, Chaudry H, Mukarram M, Booth RA, Toarta C, Hebert G, Beanlands RS, Wells GA, Nemnom M-J, Taljaard M. Use of Conventional Cardiac Troponin Assay for Diagnosis of Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: ‘The Ottawa Troponin Pathway’. PLOS ONE. 2020 Jan 10;15(1).

Yadav K, Suh KN, Eagles D, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Wells GA, Stiell IG. Evaluation of an emergency department to outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy program for cellulitis. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019 Nov; 37(11): 2008-2014

Mirfazaelian H, Doosti-Irani A, Jalili M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Application of decision rules on diagnosis and prognosis of renal colic: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019 Jul 25.

Eagles D, Otal D, Wilding L, Sinha S, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Wells G, Stiell I. Evaluation of the Ottawa 3DY as a Screening Tool for Cognitive Impairment in Older Emergency Department Patients. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019 Dec 19, 37 (12): 2121-2266, doi:

Prudhomme N, Kwok E, Olejnik L, White S, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. A Health Records Review of Outpatient Referrals from the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine International. 2019. Volume 2019; Oct 31: 1-7.

Leafloor CW, Hong PJ, Mukarram M, Sikora L, Elliott J, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Long-Term Outcomes in Syncope Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019; October 1:1–11.

Cheng AH, Campbell S, Chartier L, Dowling S, Goddard T, Gosselin S, Holroyd B, Kapur A, Magee J, McEwen J, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Upadhye S, Rowe B. Choosing wisely Canada's emergency Medicine recommendations: time for a revision. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019 Nov;21(6):717-720.

Yadav K, Suh K; Eagles D; Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, MacIsaac J, Ritchie D; Bernick J, Wells GA; Stiell IG. Predictors of Oral Antibiotic Treatment Failure for Non-Purulent Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Jan;26(1):51-59.

Viau A, Chaudry H, Hannigan A, Boutet M, Mukarram M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. The Yield of Computed Tomography of the Head Among Patients Presenting With Syncope: A Systematic Review. 5. 2019 May;26(5):479-490

Fernando SM, Tran A, Cheng W, Rochwerg B, Taljaard M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Kyeremanteng K, Perry JJ. Prognostic Accuracy of the HEART Score for Prediction of Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients Presenting With Chest Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Feb;26(2):140-151

Reardon PM, Patrick S, Taljaard M, Thavorn K, Nemnom MJ, Mukarram M, Kim SM, Le Gal G, Huang L, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Diagnostic Accuracy and Financial Implications of Age-Adjusted D-Dimer Strategies for the Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2019 May;56(5):469-477

Solbiati M, Trombetta L, Sacco RM, Erba L, Bozzano V, Constantino G, Raj SR, Barbic F, Casazza G, Dipaloa F, Furlan R, Kenny RA, Quinn JV, Sheldon RS, Shen W-K, Sun BC, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Reed MJ. A Systematic Review of Noninvasive Electrocardiogram Monitoring Devices for the Evaluation of Suspected Cardiovascular Syncope. Journal of Medical Devices. 2019 June, Vol 13 024001-1 – 024001-10.

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Sivilotti M, Rowe BH, McRae A, Mukarram M, Malveau S, Yagapen A, Sun B. Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism Among Emergency Department Patients With Syncope: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2019 May;73(5):500-510.

Yau L, Mukarram M, Kim S-M, Arcot K, Thavorn K, Stiell IG, Taljaard M, Rowe BH, Sivilottie M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Outcomes and Emergency Medical Services Resource Utilization among Patients with Syncope Arriving to the Emergency Department by Ambulance. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019 Jul 4: 499-504

Toarta C, Mukarram M, Arcot K, Kim S-K, Gaudet S, Sivilotti MLA, Rowe BH, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Syncope Prognosis Based on Emergency Department Diagnosis: A Prospective Cohort Study. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2018 Apr;25(4): 388 396.

Solbiati M, Bozzano V, Casazza G, Dipaola F, Quinn J, Reed MJ, Sheldon R, Shen W, Sun B, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Furlan R. Outcomes in Syncope Research: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis and Critical Appraisal. Intern Emerg Med. 2018 Jan 18

Sheldon RS, Morillo CA, Krahn AD, O’Neill B, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. 2011. Standardized approaches to the investigation of syncope – a position paper of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 27(2): 246-253. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2010.11.002.

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V; Stiell IG, Sivilotti MLA, Rowe BH, Mukarram MA, Arcot K, Kwong K; McRae A, Wells GA, Taljaard M. Predicting Short-Term Risk of Arrhythmia among Patients with Syncope: The Canadian Syncope Arrhythmia Risk Score. Academic Emergency Medicine; 24(11):1315-1326, Nov 2017

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Stiell IG, Sivilotti MLA, Rowe BH, Mukarram MA, Arcot K, Kwong K, McRae A, Wells GA, Taljaard M. 2017. Predicting Short-Term Risk of Arrhythmia among Patients with Syncope: The Canadian Syncope Arrhythmia Risk Score. Academic Emergency Medicine, 24(11): 1315-1326. doi: 10.1111/acem.13275.

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V; Kwong K; Wells GA, Sivilotti MLA, Mukarram MA, Rowe BH, Lang E, Perry JJ, Sheldon R, Stiell IG, Taljaard M. Development of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score to predict serious adverse events after emergency department assessment of syncope. CMAJ. 2016 Sep 6;188(12):E289-98.

Sun BC, Costantino G, Barbic F, Bossi I, Casazza G, Dipaola F, McDermott D, Quinn J, Reed M, Sheldon RS, Solbiati M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Krahn AD, Beach D, Bodemer N, Brignole M, Casagranda I, Duca P, Falavigna G, Ippoliti R, Montano N, Olshansky B, Raj SR, Ruwald MH, Shen WK, Stiell I, Ungar A, van Dijk JG, van Dijk N, Wieling W, Furlan R. Priorities for Emergency Department Syncope Research. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 May 29. pii: S0196-0644(14)00327-8.

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Stiell IG, Sivilotti MLA, Murray H, Rowe BH, Lang E, McRae A, Sheldon R, Wells GA. Risk Stratification of Adult Emergency Department Syncope Patients to Predict Short-Term Serious Outcomes after Discharge (RiSEDS) Study. BMC Emergency Medicine. 2014, 14:8 DOI: 10.1186/1471-227X-14-8.

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Turko E, Ansell D, Vaidyanathan A, Wells GA, Stiell IG. Risk Factors for Serious Underlying Pathology in Adult Emergency Department Non-Traumatic Low Back Pain Patients. J of Emerg Med. 2014 Jul;47(1):1-11.

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Hess EP, Turko E, Perry JJ, Wells GA, Stiell IG. Outcomes in Canadian Emergency Department Syncope Patients - Are We Doing a Good Job? J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;44(2):321-8.

Hess EP, Brison RJ, Perry JJ, Calder LA, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Agarwal D, Sadosty A, Sivilotti M, Jaffe A, Montori V, Wells GA, Stiell IG. Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule for 30-day Cardiac Events in Emergency Department Patients With Chest Pain and Possible Acute Coronary Syndrome. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Feb;59(2):115-125.e1.

Sheldon RS, Morillo CA, Krahn AD, O'Neill B, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Standardized approaches to the investigation of syncope – a position paper of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology27(2011)246-253

Hess EP, Perry JJ, Calder L, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Body R, Jaffe A, Wells GA, and Stiell IG. Prospective validation of a modified TIMI risk score in emergency department patients with chest pain and possible acute coronary syndrome. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2010 Apr; 17 (4): 368-375.

Hess EP, Perry JJ, Calder L, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Roger V, Wells GA, Stiell IG. Sex differences in clinical presentation, management and outcome in emergency department patients with chest pain. CJEM. 2010 Jul;12(5):405-13.

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Hess EP, Alreesi A, Perry JJ, Wells GA, Stiell IG. External Validation of the San Francisco Syncope Rule in the Canadian Setting. Ann Emerg Med. 2010; 55: 464-472.

Hess EP, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Wells GA, Erwin P, Jaffe AS, Hollander JE, Montori VM, Stiell IG. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical prediction rules to exclude acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department setting: a systematic review. CJEM. 2008 Jul;10(4):373-82.

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