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Research

Recognize, prevent and manage cardiac illness

Research in the Division of Cardiology is at a critical point of growth - one of establishing the appropriate infrastructure to achieve sustained development, and one of realizing opportunities to foster a research program rich in types, themes and people involved.

Our research includes investigations to improve:

  • identification of patient and population disorders
  • prevention strategies
  • disease management
  • measurement of population health

Division faculty members lead well-funded individual and multi-site, national and international studies and have garnered recognition of their work from around the world. We have studies underway in acute and chronic coronary artery disease, heart failure and transplantation, heart rhythm, rehabilitation and prevention, genetics and inherited cardiac and vascular disorders.

Current annual funding totals more than $9 million, $7 million of which is generated from local, provincial and national granting agencies.

Grant funding sources %
CIHR 58 %
Heart and stroke 23 %
Capital Health research funds 10 %
Other  9 %

Our collective mandate is to search for and find better ways to recognize, prevent and manage cardiac disorders and improve the health care system. We actively encourage students, residents and fellows to start and participate in their own research projects supporting our mandate.

Contact

Debbie Wright, cardiology research manager
Phone: 902-473-7226
Email: debbie.wright@nshealth.ca