David Conen


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Recent Research Projects

Apixaban for the Reduction of Thrombo-Embolism in Patients with Device-Detected Sub-Clinical Atrial Fibrillation

2017/18-2020/21 • $3,269,304 • PI,CO
Each year, more than 1.5 million individuals throughout the world receive a pacemaker, which has the ability to detect irregularities in the heart's rhythm, which typically do not cause patients any symptoms. Recent Canadian research has shown that these irregular heartbeats are associated with...

Colchicine for the prevention of perioperative atrial fibrillation (COP-AF)

2019/20-2020/21 • $1,087,078 • PI,CO
The development of atrial fibrillation (AF) during or shortly after major thoracic surgery is one of the most common serious complications in this patient population. The occurrence of AF leads to adverse changes in blood pressure, problems with the management of blood thinners required in many...

HIP fracture Accelerated surgical TreaTment And Care tracK (HIP ATTACK) trial - 2

2020/21 • $332,137 • PI,CO
Worldwide millions of adults (>35,000 Canadians) suffer a hip fracture every year. Hip fractures result in bleeding, inflammation, and stress states that can cause complications and death. There is evidence that early surgical treatment of a hip fracture may improve patients' outcomes, however,...

Vascular events In noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN study-2 (VISION-2)

2020/21 • $196,350 • PI,CO
Over 10% of all patients who have surgery (aged 45 and above) will suffer a major complication and over 1.5% of all adults will die within 30 days after surgery. The most common major complications are injury to the heart muscle, bleeding, and infection. These complications happen on the...

Anticoagulation for stroke prevention in patients with recent episodes of perioperative atrial fibrillation after noncardiac surgery - The ASPIRE-AF pilot study

2019/20-2020/21 • $98,949 • PI,CO
Atrial fibrillation (AF) during or after surgery (i.e. perioperative AF) is very common after surgery. Approximately 3% of patients are diagnosed with perioperative AF within 30 days of a surgical procedure not including open heart surgery (i.e. noncardiac surgery. Patients with perioperative AF...

SMILE: Optimising SMarter Inclusive Living Environments for ageing people within their circles of care.

2020/21 • $60,000 • PI,CO,Other
The SMILE project is an international effort where European countries and Canada are coming together to provide digital solutions that can help people aged 65 - 80 years with brain disorders (dementia), lung disease (COPD) or other complex health conditions. Working together, SMILE will put the...

Colchicine for the prevention of perioperative atrial fibrillation (COP-AF)

2019/20 • $100,000 • PI,CO
The development of atrial fibrillation (AF) during or shortly after major thoracic surgery is one of the most common serious complications in this patient population. The occurrence of AF leads to adverse changes in blood pressure, problems with the management of blood thinners required in many...

Apixaban for the Reduction of Thrombo-Embolism in Patients with Device-Detected Sub-Clinical Atrial Fibrillation

2016/17 • $100,000 • PI,CO
Each year, more than 1.5 million individuals throughout the world receive a pacemaker, which has the ability to detect irregularities in the heart's rhythm, which typically do not cause patients any symptoms. Recent Canadian research has shown that these irregular heartbeats are associated with...

Poise-2

2011/12-2015/16 • $3,584,223 • PI,CO
Five hundred thousand adults in Canada, and 2 hundred million worldwide, have major surgery every year. Several million of these patients will have a major heart problem (example, a heart attack or death) after their surgery. We recently finished the worlds largest randomized trial testing the...

Poise-2

2011/12 • $100,000 • PI,CO
Two hundred million adults worldwide, and 500,000 adults in Canada, have major surgery every year. Several million of these patients will have a major heart problem (example: a heart attack or death) after their surgery. We recently finished the world's largest randomized study testing the...

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