Interventional - Drug
The RELY-ABLE study comprised of:
The objective of the RELY-ABLE study was to establish the long-term safety of dabigatran etexilate, and to assess the efficacy of a knowledge translation intervention on the prognosis, cardiovascular risk profile and quality of care in patients with AF.
Since the objective of this trial was safety, there were no primary efficacy endpoints. Safety will primarily be determined by the occurrence of major bleeding.
Individual and composite incidence of stroke, non CNS systemic embolism, pulmonary embolism, acute myocardial infarction, deep vein thrombosis and all deaths.
Outcome events were adjudicated.
Interventional - Drug
Treatment, parallel group design, safety study.
2008 - 2013
Stuart Connolly is a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and a cardiac electrophysiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences. He became a faculty member at McMaster University in 1983 and was awarded a full professorship in 1994. He was also appointed as the inaugural holder of the Salim Yusuf Chair in Cardiology at McMaster University.
He has published more than 270 scientific articles in the field, and is currently a member of the editorial boards for a number of prominent cardiology journals, including Heart, the American Heart Journal and the Journal of Pacing and Electrophysiology. His main research interests are focused on the evaluation of treatments for heart rhythm disorders. His academic career has been largely devoted to the design and execution of controlled clinical trials in this area.
He holds a Masters degree from Fordham University, New York, and an MD from McGill University in Montreal. He received his specialist training in cardiology at the University of Toronto and at Stanford University.
Associate Program Manager
Ellison Themeles’ experience includes more than 20 years in the conduct, execution and management of large, international clinical trials involving both medical devices and pharmaceutical agents in the area of cardiovascular disease and arrhythmias.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology and Sociology, and a Master of Science Degree in Health Research Methodology, from McMaster University.
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