Working Across Provinces & Disciplines to Address the Ultimate Heart Failure 

Working Across Provinces & Disciplines to Address the Ultimate Heart Failure 

TRANSFORM HF is pleased to present a 2024 Seed Grant to Drs. Dainty, Grunau, and their team for their proposal to build the first ever sensor to detect cardiac arrest – the ultimate heart failure.

Whether a cardiac arrest is witnessed or not is a key determinant of outcomes. Unfortunately, in over three-quarters of out-of-hospital events, no one is there to witness the event. In many cases, minutes, hours, or days pass before the emergency is recognized.

According to Drs. Katie Dainty and Brian Grunau, immediate recognition of sudden cardiac arrests could triple survival rates, saving more than 3,400 lives per year. They believe that this can be done through remote monitoring.

New study: Simplifying the pediatric cardiac care journey through digital innovation 

New study: Simplifying the pediatric cardiac care journey through digital innovation 

A team of researchers led by TRANSFORM HF’s Dr. Sahr Wali are exploring how digital tools can support pediatric cardiac care management.

Their study began by exploring clinicians’ views on the use of a digital therapeutic program to support pediatric cardiac care. Through semi-structured interviews with clinicians at SickKids, the team identified key themes to guide the development of a digital therapeutic intervention to empower adolescents with heart disease in their own care. These findings have been published in PLOS Digital Health.

TRANSFORM HF Fall Network Event

TRANSFORM HF Fall Network Event

TRANSFORM HF is pleased to be hosting its third annual Fall Network Meeting! You can expect engaging panels and research presentations on health equity and the latest in digital innovation for heart failure care.

MasterClass for Patient Partners Engaging in Cardiovascular Research

MasterClass for Patient Partners Engaging in Cardiovascular Research

TRANSFORM HF is proud to work with the CHF Alliance and HeartLife Foundation to offer a free MasterClass for patient partners on engaging in research.

This MasterClass has been designed to train those with lived experience of cardiovascular conditions to be active members of research teams while building a national community of engaged patient partners.

TRANSFORM HF Spring Network Event

TRANSFORM HF Spring Network Event

Join us for a keynote address from a leader in the field and a TechEquity-themed pitch competition for $10K PLUS network with our community of clinicians, researchers, trainees, people with lived experience, and industry partners.

Playing the Future of Digital Health by Ear

Playing the Future of Digital Health by Ear

When it comes to digital innovation, Alex Mariakakis and his team are all ears! Meet our 2023 Seed Grant recipient, who’s aiming to make blood pressure monitoring more accessible using earbuds.

Earbuds have the potential to remove the cost of blood pressure cuffs, increase the ease of at-home monitoring, and could even out-perform smartwatches! Alex views earbuds as one of the next big platforms – not just for blood pressure monitoring, but for digital health in general.

Collaborating Coast-to-Coast for Health Equity

Collaborating Coast-to-Coast for Health Equity

By supporting members of the TRANSFORM HF community in the development of new projects, our Collaboration Starter Grants aim to advance our mission of digital innovation for equitable heart failure care.

Another key objective of these grants is to foster new research partnerships and expand our network – something Dr. Jay Shaw has been able to do on a national scale through his pan-Canadian policy analysis of virtual care technologies.