Research Coordinators (Room 1286)
Karen (EP Clinical Research Manager, CHASM-RCT, AWARE, RAFT-PERM): 17077
Nancy (Brain AF, ATLAS, ARTESIA, HIRO, RASTA, VANISH): 14296
Tammy (OCEAN, Arm Restriction Study, COAST-AF, CHASM-CS, Image HF): 19080
Madhuri (REFINE, AWARE, COAST-AF, PEFA-VT, ARVC ECG VEST, ECG Belt Study): 18608
Matheuse (Exercise AF): email@example.com
BRAIN-AF (Rivaroxaban vs SoC)
Coordinator: Nancy (14296) PI: Dr. Nery
Main inclusion: Age 30-62 with AF without indication for anticoag'n
CASPER ( cardiac arrest registry)
Coordinator: Karen (17077) PI: Dr. Birnie/Dr. Green
Main inclusion: <60y with unexplained cardiac arrest without CAD >50% stenosis, reduced EF
PARAPET-II (Risk stratification in ICM with primary prevention ICD >6 months)
ARTESIA (Apixaban vs ASA in subclinical AF)
Study concluded. NEJM Nov 12, 2023
Main inclusion: Device detected AF >6min and <24h with stroke risk factors without indication for anticoag'n
Conclusion: Among patients with subclinical atrial fibrillation, apixaban resulted in a lower risk of stroke or systemic embolism than aspirin but a higher risk of major bleeding.
o persistent or permanent atrial fibrillation
o resting ventricular rate of <110 bpm
o able to perform a symptom-limited EST
o 40+ years of age
o currently participating in routine exercise training (more than two times per week)
o unstable angina
o diagnosed severe mitral or aortic stenosis
o diagnosed hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy with significant obstruction
o pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant during the study period
Coordinator: Julia Brillinger (14296) PI: Dr. Sadek
Main inclusion: persistent afib planned for a cardioversion
VANISH-2 (VT ablation vs AAD)
Coordinator: Nancy (14296) PI: Dr. Nery
Main inclusion: MMVT with prior MI (but no active ischemia) not currently on AAD
COAST-AF (Standard PVI + scar ablation vs Standard only)
Coordinator: Madhuri (19080) PI: Dr. Nery
Persistent AF with no prior ablation + LAVI<55
OCEAN (NOAC vs ASA after 1y post-ablation)
Coordinator: Sonya (19678) PI: Dr. Birnie
Main inclusion: 1y post-AF ablation and CHADSVASC>1 without other indication for anticoagulation
AWARE II trial
Coordinator: Madhuri (14296) PI: Dr. Nair
Main inclusion: PAF
Coordinator: Madhuri (19080) Site PI: Dr. Nery
Persistent AF with no prior ablation
Coordinator: Nancy (14296) PI: Dr. Redpath
Inclusion: Any patient over age 55 with ICD shock, or VT
ATLAS (Subcutaneous ICD vs Standard ICD)
Coordinator: Nancy (14296) PI: Dr. Birnie
Main inclusion: >60 yo needing ICD without bradycardia indication
BARRIER (Ioban vs No Ioban at PGC)
Coordinator: Nancy Page PI: Dr. Aydin
Inclusion: Any patient for PGC or upgrade
Ideally consent in device clinic (give patient a copy of consent form), alternatively consent at procedure day.
Watch youtube video for swab protocol: https://youtu.be/aEzr-gJkiYQ
AF Database (Cardiocore)
Enter data for any patient for which you are in the lab for the ablation.
Staff may ask you to enter data for their patients on their behalf.
Click Zenworks icon (note: Zenworks is only accessible from select computers in the hospital. It is available in EP labs, Fellow's Workroom, and Device Clinic).
Click Cardiocore icon.
Login is linked to your Groupwise login. Ask Alvy Hou for access and/or email IT@ottawaheart.ca.
Data Entry Tips
Be aware: the form does not autosave and requires most data be entered in order to save; be prepared to fill the form completely in one sitting and make sure you click 'save' at the end.
'Date placed on waiting list' is the date the patient was seen in clinic when the procedure request was made.
If Month and Year of a test are provided but no Day, choose the first of the month.
If some specific data is not available, skip it.
Eric Zhang (Manager, Application Development, and Support).
VT/PVC Database (ePATS)
ePATS is an application used for our VT + PVC case database. For each case you are involved in, please enter a new entry in to the database filling in as much information as you are able. If you have ideas for projects, you can request access to the database for research purposes.
There is a short introductory video at R drive/ Cardiocore/ PATS training/ Training for EP (must be accessed on UOHI computer with individual login).
Training for the PATS database can be found at https://epats.pats.ottawaheart.ca/epats/login.htm, or by selecting the ePATS test icon under Zenworks on UOHI computers. The training user name (TRAINEE1); password (ONE). All records of patients are fake, so please feel free play with it.
After completing training, contact Jennifer Lajeunesse for individualized access (contact below).
Contact Mary for technical issues/questions. For content questions, ask Chief Fellow or Dr. Nair.