Transforming arrhythmia care in Canada

The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) showcased its national collaborative research program during a visit from local Member of Parliament (MP) Kate Young in August.

The MP learned about the group’s work advancing heart rhythm health in Canada, including innovative digital health tools and technologies that will improve access and care for patients.

“The future of arrhythmia care requires us to embrace innovation,” explained Dr. Anthony Tang, Scientific Director and CEO of CANet, during the presentation. “We are aiming to change the whole dynamic of health care for cardiac patients.”   

Dr. Tang discussed the Network’s vision, goals and research impact with Young. Dr. Allan Skanes, a clinical investigator with CANet, then overviewed several ongoing projects, including a digital app that connects patients who have suffered a heart attack with training, resources and follow-up care. 

The MP also heard from Patty, a patient participant in CANet’s research program, who shared her experience living with atrial fibrillation.

For Dr. Tang, Patty represented the significance of patient-centred care. “The patient perspective is a driving force in every aspect of CANet,” he said to the group. “The patient is represented at every level, from governance to each of CANet’s research projects.”

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