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A Message from Susanna:

I am pleased to bring to our faculty a quarterly newsletter dedicated to the activities of the Division of Cardiology at the University of Toronto. As the DDD elect, I have had the privilege of mentorship in this role from both Gillian Hawker and Paul Dorian. I will transition to the full role of DDD in September, and will feature just some of Dr. Dorian’s contributions to our Division at that time.

As a very large Division across the 5 academic hospital sites, it has been challenging to hold a common vision of who we are, an issue that was noted by an external review of our Division conducted in 2017. An important purpose of this newsletter is to pass on information that I myself learn about the activities and amazing accomplishments of our faculty members. At this time, we are approximately 114 full time faculty, of which 20.5% are women. Clinician Teachers make up 43%, Clinician Investigators 23%, Clinician Scientists 28%: there are 3 Clinician Quality and Innovation investigators and 4 Clinician Administrators. It surprised me to learn that the Division of Cardiology has no faculty with the Clinician Educator job description.

I will try to bring you news from our educators and the research community, important dates and accomplishments. In the next issue, we will feature work from our program director Dr. Victoria Korley and the teachers that are working to implement the Competence-By-Design Program.

Enjoy the spring!

Dr. Susanna Mak
DDD Elect, Cardiology


The Division of Cardiology is celebrating the promotions to Full Professor from 2018 of Dr. Chi Ming Chow, Dr. Howard Leong-Poi, Dr. Douglas Lee, and Dr. Peter Seidelin. Promotion to Full Professor is dependent on a career of sustained excellence and should be considered a remarkable achievement. Promotions for this year will be finalized in June. See the calendar of events for Professor’s Day celebrations.  

Grants and Awards (CIHR, Heart and Stroke)


CIHR Project Grant Competition results for applications submitted in the fall of 2017 were announced. At the time of writing the Heart and Stroke Competition results were not yet finalized.

Congratulations to:

Dr. Rachel Wald (UHN)
Principal Investigator and her colleagues for her project entitled “Right Ventricular Myocardial Fibrosis from Bench-to-Bedside: Implications for Care.” The proposal was awarded 3 years of funding, Total amount $627,301.
Dr. Mansoor Husain (UHN) 
Principal Investigator for the project entitled: “Cardiovascular effects of GLP-1(28-36): focus on heart failure.” The proposal was awarded 5 years of funding, Total amount $849,150.


Dr. Brian Courtney and his team at Sunnybrook and Conavi Medical have been working for over 8 years and have just received Health Canada approval for the world's first coronary imaging system that combines ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. Bringing technology to market is an outstanding achievement belonging to only a very few. Brian and his team have put their institution and the University of Toronto on the map with groundbreaking innovation. (Read More)

Upcoming Events

Professor's Day: Chi-Ming Chow

April 4, 2019 5:00pm-7:30pm

A lecture and reception in honour of Dr. Chi-Ming Chow, Cardiology 

Promotion to Professor of Medicine (Read More)

2019 Story Slam

May 14, 2019 6:30pm–8:30pm

The University of Toronto's Department of Medicine invites you to the third annual Story Slam. 

What’s a Story Slam?
Story Slams are events that celebrate storytelling. Participants verbally share brief stories (5-minute maximum) with an audience who vote on their favourite story. The Department of Medicine organized an event in 2017 and 2018, featuring stories that were all published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Read More)

Professor's Day: Howard Leong-Poi

May 21, 2019 5:00pm-7:30pm

A lecture and reception in honour of Dr. Howard Leong-Poi, Cardiology 

Promotion to Professor of Medicine(Read More)

Ursula Bangs Day

May 23, 2019

33rd Annual Research Day in Cardiology
IODE Ursula Bangs Competition
The Faculty Club
41 Willicocks St. Lower Dining Room
Presentations: 10:00am-5:00pm
Judges: Dr. Charanjit Rihal, Dr. Akshay Bagai
Please RVSP by Monday, May 13 to Liz Pimental

Ken Brown Memorial Lecture

May 23, 2019

"Clinical Decision Making:  Lessons from History and the Need for Empiricism"
Dr. Chet Rihal
The Faculty Club
41 Willcocks St. Upper Dining Room

Professor's Day: Douglas Lee

May 30, 2019 5:00pm-7:30pm

A lecture and reception in honour of Dr. Douglas Lee, Cardiology 

Promotion to Professor of Medicine (Read More)

University of Toronto, Division of Cardiology Retreat

May 31-June 2, 2019

The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort
1050 Paignton House Road,
Minett (Muskoka), Ontario


Publication Highlights

We are a very productive division. These publications are identified using pubmed, and entering the search terms: Cardiology, University of Toronto, publication dates. If we miss important papers, please let us know and we send apologies in advance.
  1. Quantification of myocardial deformation by deformable registration-based analysis of cine MRI: validation with tagged CMR. Lamacie MM, Houbois CP, Greiser A, Jolly MP, Thavendiranathan P, Wintersperger BJ. Eur Radiol. 2019 Feb 15.

  2. The role of sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors in heart failure and chronic kidney disease in type 2 diabetes. Woo V, Connelly K, Lin P, McFarlane P.Curr Med Res Opin. 2019 Feb 15:1-13.

  3. Unloading Is Not the Only Question in Cardiogenic Shock. Džavík V, Lawler PR.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Feb 19;73(6):663-666.

  4. Cardioprotective Effect of Statins in Patients With HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Receiving Trastuzumab Therapy. Calvillo-Argüelles O, Abdel-Qadir H, Michalowska M, Billia F, Suntheralingam S, Amir E, Thavendiranathan P. Can J Cardiol. 2019 Feb;35(2):153-159.

  5. Pre-exercise Stress Testing in Type 2 Diabetes: Another Case of Choosing Wisely? Banks L, Connelly KA. Can J Cardiol. 2019 Feb;35(2):150-152

  6. 2019 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology Guidelines on the Acute Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Focused Update on Regionalization and Reperfusion. Wong GC, Welsford M, Ainsworth C, Abuzeid W, Fordyce CB, Greene J, Huynh T, Lambert L, Le May M, Lutchmedial S, Mehta SR, Natarajan M, Norris CM, Overgaard CB, Perry Arnesen M, Quraishi A, Tanguay JF, Traboulsi M, van Diepen S, Welsh R, Wood DA, Cantor WJ; members of the Secondary Panel.Can J Cardiol. 2019 Feb;35(2):107-132.

  7. Identifying and managing younger women at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Srivaratharajah K, Abramson BL.CMAJ. 2019 Feb 11;191(6):E159-E163.

  8. Heritability and genetic and environmental correlations of heart rate variability and baroreceptor reflex sensitivity with ambulatory and beat-to-beat blood pressure. Man T, Riese H, Jaju D, Muñoz ML, Hassan MO, Al-Yahyaee S, Bayoumi RA, Comuzzie AG, Floras JS, van Roon AM, Nolte IM, Albarwani S, Snieder H. Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 7;9(1):1664.

  9. Global lessons for quality care: a tale of two countries. Lee EY, Yan AT.Heart. 2019 Feb 7.

  10. Left atrial remodeling postseptal myectomy for severe obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Analysis by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography. Weissler-Snir A, Hindieh W, Moravsky G, Ralph-Edwards A, Williams L, Rakowski H, Carasso S. Echocardiography. 2019 Feb;36(2):276-284.

  11. Comparing Automated Office Blood Pressure Readings With Other Methods of Blood Pressure Measurement for Identifying Patients With Possible Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Roerecke M, Kaczorowski J, Myers MG.JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Feb 4.

  12. International survey of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and their attitudes toward pharmacogenetic testing. Pereira NL, So D, Bae JH, Chavez I, Jeong MH, Kim SW, Madan M, Graham J, O'Cochlain F, Pauley N, Lennon RJ, Bailey K, Hasan A, Baudhuin LM, Bell MR, Lerman A, Goodman S, Mathew V, Farkouh M, Rihal CS.Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2019 Feb 4.

  13. Comparative effectiveness of the different components of care provided in heart failure clinics-protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Slater M, Bielecki J, Alba AC, Abrahamyan L, Tomlinson G, Mak S, MacIver J, Zieroth S, Lee D, Wong W, Krahn M, Ross H, Rac VE. Syst Rev. 2019 Feb 2;8(1):40.

  14. Recommendations and Practical Guidance for performing and reporting validation studies according to the Universal Standard for the validation of blood pressure measuring devices by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/European Society of Hypertension/International Organization for Standardization (AAMI/ESH/ISO). Stergiou GS, Palatini P, Asmar R, Ioannidis JP, Kollias A, Lacy P, McManus RJ, Myers MG, Parati G, Shennan A, Wang J, O'Brien E; European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring.J Hypertens. 2019 Mar;37(3):459-466.

  15. Canadian spontaneous coronary artery dissection cohort study: in-hospital and 30-day outcomes. Saw J, Starovoytov A, Humphries K, Sheth T, So D, Minhas K, Brass N, Lavoie A, Bishop H, Lavi S, Pearce C, Renner S, Madan M, Welsh RC, Lutchmedial S, Vijayaraghavan R, Aymong E, Har B, Ibrahim R, Gornik HL, Ganesh S, Buller C, Matteau A, Martucci G, Ko D, Mancini GBJ.Eur Heart J. 2019 Jan 30.

  16. Atopic dermatitis and cardiovascular disease: what are the clinical implications? Drucker AM, Harvey PJ.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019 Jan 21.

  17. The relationship between the quantitative extent of late gadolinium enhancement and burden of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A delayed contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance study. Weissler-Snir A, Hindieh W, Spears DA, Adler A, Rakowski H, Chan RH.J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Jan 24.

  18. Empagliflozin and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: A Subanalysis of the EMPA-REG OUTCOME Trial. Verma S, Mazer CD, Bhatt DL, Raj SR, Yan AT, Verma A, Ferrannini E, Simons G, Lee J, Zinman B, George JT, Fitchett D.Diabetes Care. 2019 Jan 23.

  19. Unexpected High Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Psychiatric Disease Among Young People With Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Allan KS, Morrison LJ, Pinter A, Tu JV, Dorian P; Rescu Investigators.J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jan 22;8(2):e010330.

  20. Variation in Revascularization Practice and Outcomes in Asymptomatic Stable Ischemic Heart Disease. Czarnecki A, Qiu F, Elbaz-Greener G, Cohen EA, Ko DT, Roifman I, Wijeysundera HC. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Feb 11;12(3):232-241.

  21. Association between transitional care factors and hospital readmission after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a retrospective observational cohort study. Czarnecki A, Austin PC, Fremes SE, Tu JV, Wijeysundera HC, Ko DT. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2019 Jan 18;19(1):23.

  22. Mid-Term Valve-Related Outcomes After Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve-in-Valve or Valve-in-Ring Replacement. McElhinney DB, Aboulhosn JA, Dvir D, Whisenant B, Zhang Y, Eicken A, Ribichini F, Tzifa A, Hainstock MR, Martin MH, Kornowski R, Schubert S, Latib A, Thomson JDR, Torres AJ, Meadows J, Delaney JW, Guerrero ME, Salizzoni S, El-Said H, Finkelstein A, George I, Gewillig M, Alvarez-Fuente M, Lamers L, Cheema AN, Kreutzer JN, Rudolph T, Hildick-Smith D, Cabalka AK; VIVID Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jan 22;73(2):148-157

  23. Temporal trends in sudden cardiac death in Ontario, Canada. Shuvy M, Qiu F, Lau G, Koh M, Dorian P, Geri G, Lin S, Ko DT. Resuscitation. 2019 Jan 14;136:1-7

  24. One-year survival and admission to hospital for cardiovascular events among older residents of long-term care facilities who were prescribed intensive- and moderate-dose statins. Campitelli MA, Maxwell CJ, Maclagan LC, Ko DT, Bell CM, Jeffs L, Morris AM, Lapane KL, Daneman N, Bronskill SE.CMAJ. 2019 Jan 14;191(2):E32-E39.

  25. Heart or heart-lung transplantation for patients with congenital heart disease in England. Dimopoulos K, Muthiah K, Alonso-Gonzalez R, Banner NR, Wort SJ, Swan L, Constantine AH, Gatzoulis MA, Diller GP, Kempny A. Heart. 2019 Jan 12. pii: heartjnl-2018-313984.

  26. Increases in Serum Autoantibodies After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Grosman-Rimon L, Ajrawat P, Lioe J, Tumiati LC, Rao V, Billia F, Chruscinski A. J Card Fail. 2019 Jan 7. pii: S1071-9164(18)30926-6.

  27. Medication Co-payment Vouchers, Adherence With Antiplatelet Therapy, and Adverse Cardiovascular Events After Myocardial Infarction. Jackevicius CA, Ko DT. JAMA. 2019 Jan 1;321(1):37-39. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.20396.

  28. Exit sites on the epicardium rarely subtend critical diastolic path of ischemic VT on the endocardium: Implications for noninvasive ablation. Bhaskaran A, Nayyar S, Porta-Sánchez A, Haldar S, Bokhari M, Massé S, Liang T, Zehra N, Farid T, Downar E, Nanthakumar K.J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Jan 6. doi: 10.1111/jce.13843

  29. Association Between Wait Time for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Early Postprocedural Outcomes. Elbaz-Greener G, Yarranton B, Qiu F, Wood DA, Webb JG, Fremes SE, Radhakrishnan S, Wijeysundera HC.J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jan 8;8(1):e010407.

  30. Safety and Efficacy of PCSK9 Inhibitors After Heart Transplantation. Moayedi Y, Kozuszko S, Knowles JW, Chih S, Oro G, Lee R, Fearon WF, Ross HJ, Teuteberg JJ, Khush KK. Can J Cardiol. 2019 Jan;35(1):104.e1-104.e3.

  31. The more you look, the more you find: atrial fibrillation - nowhere to hide. Ha ACT, Verma A, Mazer CD, Yanagawa B, Verma S.Curr Opin Cardiol. 2019 Mar;34(2):140-146.

  32. Tissue Resident CCR2- and CCR2+ Cardiac Macrophages Differentially Orchestrate Monocyte Recruitment and Fate Specification Following Myocardial Injury. Bajpai G, Bredemeyer A, Li W, Zaitsev K, Koenig AL, Lokshina I, Mohan J, Ivey B, Hsiao HM, Weinheimer C, Kovacs A, Epelman S, Artyomov M, Kreisel D, Lavine KJ. Circ Res. 2019 Jan 18;124(2):263-278.

  33. Aortic root changes before and after surgery for chronic aortic dilatation: A 3D echocardiographic study. Ballocca F, Ruggeri GM, Roscoe A, Thampinathan B, David TE, Lang RM, Meineri M, Tsang W. Echocardiography. 2019 Feb;36(2):376-385.

  34. Self-renewing resident cardiac macrophages limit adverse remodeling following myocardial infarction. Dick SA, Macklin JA, Nejat S, Momen A, Clemente-Casares X, Althagafi MG, Chen J, Kantores C, Hosseinzadeh S, Aronoff L, Wong A, Zaman R, Barbu I, Besla R, Lavine KJ, Razani B, Ginhoux F, Husain M, Cybulsky MI, Robbins CS, Epelman S. Nat Immunol. 2019 Jan;20(1):29-39.

  35. Differential pacing from two sites to diagnose risk of ventricular arrhythmia and death. Nayyar S, Kuklik P, Tomlinson G, Suszko A, Chauhan VS.Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Feb;42(2):189-200.

  36. Pulmonary hemodynamic and right ventricular responses to brief and prolonged exercise in middle-aged endurance athletes. Buchan TA, Wright SP, Esfandiari S, Fuchs FC, Gray T, Currie KD, Sasson S, Sasson Z, Mak S, Goodman JM. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 Feb 1;316(2):H326-H334.

  37. Long-Term Survival Following Multivessel Revascularization in Patients With Diabetes: The FREEDOM Follow-On Study. Farkouh ME, Domanski M, Dangas GD, Godoy LC, Mack MJ, Siami FS, Hamza TH, Shah B, Stefanini GG, Sidhu MS, Tanguay JF, Ramanathan K, Sharma SK, French J, Hueb W, Cohen DJ, Fuster V; FREEDOM Follow-On Study Investigators. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Feb 19;73(6):629-638.

  38. Rationale and design of the randomized prospective ATLAS study: Avoid Transvenous Leads in Appropriate Subjects. Mondésert B, Bashir J, Philippon F, Dubuc M, Amit G, Exner D, Joza J, Birnie DH, Lane C, Tsang B, Korley V, Spears D, Ling A, Djuric A, Crystal E, Hruczkowski T, Roux JF, Carroll S, Essebag V, Krahn AD, Healey JS.Am Heart J. 2019 Jan;207:1-9

  39. The role of vascular endothelium in nitroglycerin-mediated vasodilation. Zhou K, Parker JD. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Feb;85(2):377-384.

  40. Pulmonary Arterial Wedge Pressure at Rest and During Exercise in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Esfandiari S, Wolsk E, Granton D, Azevedo L, Valle FH, Gustafsson F, Mak S.J Card Fail. 2019 Feb;25(2):114-122

  41. Outcomes of transcatheter mitral valve replacement for degenerated bioprostheses, failed annuloplasty rings, and mitral annular calcification. Yoon SH, Whisenant BK, Bleiziffer S, Delgado V, Dhoble A, Schofer N, Eschenbach L, Bansal E, Murdoch DJ, Ancona M, Schmidt T, Yzeiraj E, Vincent F, Niikura H, Kim WK, Asami M, Unbehaun A, Hirji S, Fujita B, Silaschi M, Tang GHL, Kuwata S, Wong SC, Frangieh AH, Barker CM, Davies JE, Lauten A, Deuschl F, Nombela-Franco L, Rampat R, Nicz PFG, Masson JB, Wijeysundera HC, Sievert H, Blackman DJ, Gutierrez-Ibanes E, Sugiyama D, Chakravarty T, Hildick-Smith D, de Brito FS Jr, Jensen C, Jung C, Smalling RW, Arnold M, Redwood S, Kasel AM, Maisano F, Treede H, Ensminger SM, Kar S, Kaneko T, Pilgrim T, Sorajja P, Van Belle E, Prendergast BD, Bapat V, Modine T, Schofer J, Frerker C, Kempfert J, Attizzani GF, Latib A, Schaefer U, Webb JG, Bax JJ, Makkar RR. Eur Heart J. 2019 Feb 1;40(5):441-451.

  42. Clinical and echocardiographic predictors of embolism in infective endocarditis: systematic review and meta-analysis. Yang A, Tan C, Daneman N, Hansen MS, Habib G, Salaun E, Lavoute C, Hubert S, Adhikari NKJ. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Feb;25(2):178-187.

  43. Short term outcome following acute phase switch among P2Y12 inhibitors in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome treated with PCI: A systematic review and meta-analysis including 22,500 patients from 14 studies. Cerrato E, Bianco M, Bagai A, De Luca L, Biscaglia S, Luciano A, Destefanis P, Quadri G, Meynet I, Gravinese C, Chinaglia A, Goodman SG, Pozzi R, Campo G, Varbella F. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2018 Dec 8;22:39-45.

  44. A Case of Donor-Transmitted Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Liver Transplantation: An Unwelcome Guest. Sonbol MB, Halling KC, Douglas DD, Ross HJ. Oncologist. 2019 Feb 12. pii: theoncologist.2018-0517.

  45. Infectious complications after heart transplantation in patients screened with gene expression profiling. Moayedi Y, Gomez CA, Fan CPS, Miller RJH, Bunce PE, Tremblay-Gravel M, Foroutan F, Manlhiot C, Yee J, Shullo MA, Khush KK, Ross HJ, Montoya JG, Teuteberg JJ. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Jan 7. pii: S1053-2498(19)30006-3.

  46. The evolving risk of sudden cardiac death after heart transplant. An analysis of the ISHLT Thoracic Transplant Registry. Alba AC, Fan CS, Manlhiot C, Dipchand AI, Stehlik J, Ross HJ.Clin Transplant. 2019 Jan 29:e13490.

  47. Expert Consensus Document on Pulmonary Metastasectomy. Handy JR, Bremner RM, Crocenzi TS, Detterbeck FC, Fernando HC, Fidias PM, Firestone S, Johnstone CA, Lanuti M, Litle VR, Kesler KA, Mitchell JD, Pass HI, Ross HJ, Varghese TK. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb;107(2):631-649.

  48. Risk evaluation using gene expression screening to monitor for acute cellular rejection in heart transplant recipients. Moayedi Y, Foroutan F, Miller RJH, Fan CS, Posada JGD, Alhussein M, Tremblay-Gravel M, Oro G, Luikart HI, Yee J, Shullo MA, Khush KK, Ross HJ, Teuteberg JJ. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Jan;38(1):51-58.

  49. Primary Graft Dysfunction: The Devil Is in the Details. Foroutan F, Ross HJ. Transplantation. 2019 Feb;103(2):229-230.

  50. Developing key performance indicators for prescription medication systems. Spackman E, Clement F, Allan GM, Bell CM, Bjerre LM, Blackburn DF, Blais R, Hazlewood G, Klarenbach S, Nicolle LE, Persaud N, Alessi-Severini S, Tierney M, Wijeysundera HC, Manns B. PLoS One. 2019 Jan 15;14(1):e0210794.

  51. Flow-related right ventricular to pulmonary arterial pressure gradients during exercise. Wright SP, Opotowsky AR, Buchan TA, Esfandiari S, Granton JT, Goodman JM, Mak S. Cardiovasc Res. 2019 Jan 1;115(1):222-229

  52. Individual Operator Experience and Outcomes in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.  Salemi A, Sedrakyan A, Mao J, Elmously A, Wijeysundera H, Tam DY, Di Franco A, Redwood S, Girardi LN, Fremes SE, Gaudino M. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jan 14;12(1):90-97.

  53. Cardiac computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging vs. transoesophageal echocardiography for diagnosing left atrial appendage thrombi. Vira T, Pechlivanoglou P, Connelly K, Wijeysundera HC, Roifman I. Europace. 2019 Jan 1;21(1):e1-e10.

  54. Association Between Patient and Physician Sex and Physician-Estimated Stroke and Bleeding Risks in Atrial Fibrillation. Lee H, Tan MK, Yan AT, Angaran P, Dorian P, Bucci C, Gregoire JC, Bell AD, Green MS, Gross PL, Skanes A, Kerr CR, Mitchell LB, Cox JL, Essebag V, Heilbron B, Ramanathan K, Fournier C, Wheeler BH, Lin PJ, Berall M, Langer A, Goldin L, Goodman SG; FREEDOM AF and CONNECT AF Investigators.Can J Cardiol. 2019 Feb;35(2):160-168.

  55. Study of the Effects of Epinephrine on Cerebral Oxygenation and Metabolism During Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation by Hyperspectral Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Nosrati R, Lin S, Mohindra R, Ramadeen A, Toronov V, Dorian P. Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb 8. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003640.

  56. Unexpected High Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Psychiatric Disease Among Young People With Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Allan KS, Morrison LJ, Pinter A, Tu JV, Dorian P; Rescu Investigators. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jan 22;8(2):e010330.

  57. Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Joint Position Statement on the Cardiovascular Screening of Competitive Athletes. Johri AM, Poirier P, Dorian P, Fournier A, Goodman JM, McKinney J, Moulson N, Pipe A, Philippon F, Taylor T, Connelly K, Baggish AL, Krahn A, Sharma S.Can J Cardiol. 2019 Jan;35(1):1-11.

  58. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy of S66913 in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Camm AJ, Dorian P, Hohnloser SH, Kowey PR, Tyl B, Ni Y, Vandzhura V, Maison-Blanche P, de Melis M, Sanders P. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Pharmacother. 2019 Jan 1;5(1):21-28.

  59. Serial Measurements of Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Function by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Early Stage Breast Cancer on Trastuzumab. Song L, Brezden-Masley C, Ramanan V, Ghugre N, Barfett JJ, Chan KKW, Haq R, Petrella T, Dhir V, Jimenez-Juan L, Chacko BR, Kotha V, Connelly KA, Yan AT. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jan 8. pii: S0002-9149(19)30053-0.

  60. Reduction in the incidence of myocardial infarction with sodium-glucose linked cotransporter-2 inhibitors: evident and plausible. Gilbert RE, Connelly KA. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2019 Jan 11;18(1):6.

  61. Clinical application of echocardiographic-derived myocardial strain imaging in subclinical disease: a primer for cardiologists. Ong G, Yan AT, Connelly KA. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2019 Mar;34(2):147-155.

  62. Outcomes After Current Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Intervention: Mid-Term Results From the International TriValve Registry. Taramasso M, Alessandrini H, Latib A, Asami M, Attinger-Toller A, Biasco L, Braun D, Brochet E, Connelly KA, Denti P, Deuschl F, Englmeier A, Fam N, Frerker C, Hausleiter J, Himbert D, Ho E, Juliard JM, Kaple R, Kreidel F, Kuck KH, Ancona M, Lauten A, Lurz P, Mehr M, Nazif T, Nickening G, Pedrazzini G, Pozzoli A, Praz F, Puri R, Rodés-Cabau J, Schäfer U, Schofer J, Sievert H, Sievert K, Tang GHL, Tanner FC, Vahanian A, Webb JG, Windecker S, Yzeiray E, Zuber M, Maisano F, Leon MB, Hahn RT. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jan 28;12(2):155-165.

  63. ISCHEMIA Research Group. Baseline Characteristics and Risk Profiles of Participants in the ISCHEMIA Randomized Clinical Trial. Hochman JS, Reynolds HR, Bangalore S, O'Brien SM, Alexander KP, Senior R, Boden WE, Stone GW, Goodman SG, Lopes RD, Lopez-Sendon J, White HD, Maggioni AP, Shaw LJ, Min JK, Picard MH, Berman DS, Chaitman BR, Mark DB, Spertus JA, Cyr DD, Bhargava B, Ruzyllo W, Wander GS, Chernyavskiy AM, Rosenberg YD, Maron DJ; JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Feb 27. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2019.0014.

  64. The Predictors and Economic Burden of Early-, Mid- and Late-Onset Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections: a retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada. Daneman N, Homenauth E, Saskin R, Ng R, Ha A, Wijeysundera HC. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Feb 21. pii: S1198-743X(19)30056-4.

  65. Influenza vaccination and myocarditis among patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors. Awadalla M, Golden DLA, Mahmood SS, Alvi RM, Mercaldo ND, Hassan MZO, Banerji D, Rokicki A, Mulligan C, Murphy SPT, Jones-O'Connor M, Cohen JV, Heinzerling LM, Armanious M, Sullivan RJ, Damrongwatanasuk R, Chen CL, Gupta D, Kirchberger MC, Moslehi JJ, Shah SP, Ganatra S, Thavendiranathan P, Rizvi MA, Sahni G, Lyon AR, Tocchetti CG, Mercurio V, Thuny F, Ederhy S, Mahmoudi M, Lawrence DP, Groarke JD, Nohria A, Fradley MG, Reynolds KL, Neilan TG. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 Feb 22;7(1):53.

  66. Living alone and cardiovascular disease outcomes. Gandhi S, Goodman SG, Greenlaw N, Ford I, McSkimming P, Ferrari R, Jang Y, Alcocer-Gamba MA, Fox K, Tardif JC, Tendera M, Dorian P, Steg G, Udell JA. Heart. 2019 Feb 21. pii:heartjnl-2018-313844.

  67. Pregnancy in women with pre-existent ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review with individualised patient data. Lameijer H, Burchill LJ, Baris L, Ruys TP, Roos-Hesselink JW, Mulder BJM, Silversides CK, van Veldhuisen DJ, Pieper PG. Heart. 2019 Feb 21. pii: heartjnl-2018-314364.

  68. Corrigendum to 'The Ross procedure versus mechanical aortic valve replacement in young patients: a decision analysis. Tam DY, Wijeysundera HC, Ouzounian M, Fremes SE. [Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018; doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezy414]†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Feb 18. pii: ezz018.

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