For more information on the grant or the team please contact:
458 Heritage Medical Research Centre (HMRC)
University of Alberta
Please contact the Research Coordinators for more information on the study being done at the U of A and U of C:
Marleen Irwin (UofA)
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone (780) 492–2960
Darlene Ramadan (UofC)
Phone (403) 210–7356
One-year mortality rates for heart failure remain high (25-40%).
22% of hospitalizations in Alberta for heart failure occur in rural hospitals.
500,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with heart failure.
Heart failure is at epidemic levels in most developed countries.
80,000 Albertans have been diagnosed with heart failure.
Diastolic heart failure occurs when the heart fails to relax properly between heartbeats.
Systolic heart failure occurs when the heart does not contract properly.
Heart failure is a progressive condition where the heart weakens and cannot pump blood efficiently for the needs of the body.