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    Issue No. 19                                                                         May 2019

2019 Symposium videos now online

Our 2019 heart failure symposium attracted nearly 400 participants in early May. Thanks to all those who helped make it Canada's largest annual meeting devoted to heart failure. Videos of most presentations are now online for all to explore.  
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Building a genetic bridge across the ocean

At SickKids, we are leading the first trans-Atlantic partnership to discover the genetic underpinnings of cyanotic heart disease and create a new pipeline for discovery. Over time it will uncover new treatment options and much-needed answers for families.  

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Decoding immune cells that live in the heart 

Resident macrophages, descendants of the same immune cells we had as newborns, form the majority of immune cells in a healthy heart. They are the keys to regenerating heart tissue. 
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Important new heart risk factor emerges

After unexpected discoveries in patients with leukemia, the evidence is mounting that we must take a new cardiac risk factor seriously. In the end, a typical heart health screening in the near future may not only target weight, cholesterol, blood glucose and cholesterol, but also clonal hematopoiesis.
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Validating a heart failure risk calculator

To discharge or admit heart failure patients in the emergency department is of huge consequence. Our precision risk calculator ("EHMRG") can help doctors predict if a patient will experience an adverse event within the next seven days. A new study says it works. 
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