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    Issue No. 15                                                                         September 2018

Unearthing needles in haystacks

In a remarkable new discovery using whole genome sequencing, researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, UHN, Ted Rogers Centre and SickKids have found strong evidence that rare DNA variations can lead to Tetralogy of Fallot. 
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Catch us next month at CCC 2018

The Ted Rogers Centre is busy at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, now three weeks away. On Oct. 22 we host a symposium on diabetes and heart failure, and a workshop on how AI can improve patient care. On Oct. 23 we'll be exploring the role of genetic testing in a cardiology clinic.  

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Predicting HF survival breath by breath 

Based solely on data from an exercise machine found at UHN, this machine learning study predicted outcomes at one year for a person with heart failure with 85% accuracy -- higher than anything previously published and validated. But this is only the beginning.  
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New model for advance care planning  

"This is a process, a conversation over time where health-care providers learn a patient’s values and goals in life, what is most important to them. And then we ask: how can we fit the care provided within that scope? The key is not to wait until it’s too late.”
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'I thought it was bronchitis'

Linda Riches, a mom and teacher in B.C., shared her story about coming to terms with a shocking diagnosis of heart failure, her up-and-down journey, and how she found the only way forward. 
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