Last updated on October 2016

Vascular Events In Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN - Cardiac Surgery


Brief description of study

Worldwide over 2 million adults (>30,000 Canadians) undergo heart surgery annually. Although heart surgery provides important survival benefits, it is associated with potential major complications such as death, stroke, and heart attack. There is promising evidence that measurement of heart injury markers after surgery will identify patients at risk of death or major complications. This study will determine the current incidence of major complications in a representative sample of 15,000 contemporary adult patients undergoing heart surgery. Knowing the current burden of complications will inform clinicians, administrators, government and granting agencies about resources required to address the problem. This study will also establish the role of measuring heart injury markers to identify important heart injury after heart surgery and the proportion that would go undetected without routine heart injury marker monitoring. This information will facilitate further studies of timely interventions. In summary, the VISION Cardiac Surgery Study addresses fundamental questions that will have profound public health implications given the millions of adults worldwide who undergo heart surgery annually.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01842568

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Aman Mahajan, MD

Ronald Reagan Medical Centre, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Graham Hillis, M.D

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney, Australia
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Andre Lamy, MD

Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, ON Canada
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Rene Allard, MD

Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, ON Canada
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Stephen Choi, MD

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON Canada
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Zheng Hong, MD

First Teaching Hospital
XinJiang, China
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Matthew Chan, MD

Prince of Wales Hospital
Shatin, Hong Kong
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Domenico Paparella, MD

University of Bari "Aldo Moro"
Bari, Italy
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Suhaini Kadiman, MD

Institut Jantung Negara Sdn. Bhd.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Chew Yin Wang, MD

University of Malaya Medical Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Vladimir Lomivorotov, MD

Research Institute of Circulation Pathology
Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
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Valerie Dunlop

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Barcelona, Spain
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Nick Mills, MD

BHF Centre of Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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