Division members are involved in clinical research in multiple areas. Some of the current projects involve: 1) Dobutamine stress echocardiography, 2) enzyme studies in acute myocardial infarction, 3) multimedia presentation as an educational tool in cardiology, 4) clinical use of nitrates in coronary disease and development of tolerance, 5) computer interpretation of ECGs, 6) studies in atrial fibrillation, 7) coronary artery disease in women, 8) educational methods for teaching ECG interpretation, 9) biventricular pacing, 10) new ICD technologies, 11) investigation and management of syncope. We are also involved in multicentre clinical trials.
Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen’s (CINQ) is a centre for cardiovascular research, clinical practice, and medical training in advanced cardiac and vascular imaging techniques. As a multi-site team collaborating with over 50 researchers, CINQ has 3 areas of focus:
1) Research on novel methods of heart disease diagnosis and treatment;
2) Clinical innovation of point-of-care cardiac and vascular ultrasound; and
3) Education – training the next generation of clinician scientists.
Our Mission: We aspire to position CINQ as the central node in a global network, working to translate novel cardiovascular imaging and treatment technologies into clinical practice, thereby reducing the burden of heart disease in our society.
Please visit our Cinqlab website at: http://cinqlab.com.