Venk Group

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Contact Information

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

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



ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4373-3688

Research Activities

  1. Implementation of the Canadian Syncope Risk score: With input from patients, knowledge translation experts, health administrators, and physicians involved in syncope care – emergency physicians, internists, cardiologists, electrophysiologists, autonomic nervous system specialists, we have developed practice recommendations based on the Canadian Syncope Risk Score (CSRS). We are currently in the process of conducting a pilot implementation study which will be followed by a multicenter stepped wedge cluster randomized trial (SW-CRT)
  2. Remote Cardiac Monitoring of Higher-Risk Emergency Department Syncope Patients after Discharge: REMOSYNC Study: The purpose of the REMOSYNC Study is to evaluate the diagnostic yield of a 15-day remote cardiac event monitor among at-risk syncope patients discharged home. We believe the results of our study will lead to prolonged ambulatory cardiac monitoring as the standard of care for syncope patients at-risk for arrhythmias. Once the effectiveness of remote cardiac monitoring is established, this strategy can be applied to syncope patients who are hospitalized solely for the purposes of cardiac monitoring to reduce hospitalizations.
  3. Development of the Canadian Prehospital Syncope Risk Score: We plan to develop a prehospital risk score for use by paramedics to predict 30-day serious outcomes among patients with syncope in the prehospital setting.
  4. Artificial intelligence – use of machine learning and natural language processing for risk assessment and prediction: We are currently exploring the use of AI in emergency department syncope and chest pain
  5. hs-cTn – Optimizing the Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction/Injury in Women (CODE-MI): A stepped wedge, cluster randomized trial using the female-specific threshold in the reporting and interpretation of hs-cTn test results in women presenting to the emergency department with ischemic chest pain
  6. COVID-19 Virtual Care at Home: The overall objective is to implement and assess a strategy to bring quality care to COVID-19 positive patients who are isolating at home. The primary objective is to determine patient satisfaction with a virtual care model that integrates VIRTUES with daily symptoms, vital sign and O2 saturation reporting and assessment for the management of COVID-19 at home.