• CIHR Announcement

    CIHR Announcement

    A McMaster researcher will head a new Canadian network which has been formed to find innovative ways to prevent stroke.

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  • Our Vision

    Our Vision

    Develop actionable strategies to reduce the incidence of embolic stroke in Canada by 10% within ten years.

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  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS III)

    Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS III)

    The LAAOS III trial is randomly assigning patients with AF undergoing heart surgery for other reasons to have the left atrial appendage removed or not.

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  • Our People

    Our People

    A key early success of C-SPIN has been the rapid and collegial integration of members from different groups within the multidisciplinary research network.

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Stroke Fast Facts:

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada. 6% of all deaths in Canada are due to stroke (Statistics Canada, 2012).

About Us

About Us

The Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network stems from the necessity to develop relevant and integrated stroke-prevention strategies to reduce embolic strokes across Canada and address the specific challenges of our population.

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C-SPIN has undertaken randomized trials designed to find new ways to prevent embolic stroke and to formally evaluate new strategies to increase the uptake of new and existing stroke prevention interventions at the community level. The projects address different, yet complementary ways to prevent embolic stroke. These trials will also improve our fundamental understanding of the multiple causes of embolic stroke; especially of the relationship between AF and stroke.

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