Venk Group

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Contact Information

Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, MBBS, CCFP-EM, MSc
613-998-5555 x17023

Iris Nguyen
Clinical Research Program Manager
613-798-5555 x17766

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What We Do

The strategic vision of our program is to improve care of patients with cardiovascular emergencies specifically syncope, presyncope, and chest pain by reducing morbidity and mortality using robust risk-stratification. The main objective of this program is to optimize management of patients with syncope, particularly those at low risk, in the Emergency Department (ED), and by emergency medical services (EMS). We hope to improve the safety and efficiency of ED management for patients with possible acute coronary syndrome (ACS) through optimal ED evaluation and use of the cardiac troponin (cTn) assay. Important implications of our research include reduction in health care costs through standardization of care and potential for out-of-hospital live cardiac monitoring of at-risk patients

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:

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