To determine the relationship between postoperative high-sensitivity Troponin I measurements and the 30-day risk of mortality, the proportion of perioperative myocardial injuries that may go undetected without perioperative troponin monitoring, and the incidence of major vascular complications after surgery. The VISION Cardiac Surgery Study will establish the role of perioperative hsTnI measurements in identifying prognostically important myocardial injury after cardiac surgery and the proportion that would go undetected without routine troponin monitoring. This, in turn, will facilitate further studies of timely interventions. This cohort study will also determine the current incidence of major perioperative vascular events in a representative sample of contemporary adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Primary outcome measures include: All-cause mortality at 30-days after surgery, myocardial injuries that were not identified clinically during the first 5 days after surgery, and composite of major vascular complications at 30 days and 1 year post surgery (i.e., a composite of vascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal cardiac arrest, nonfatal stroke, and mechanical assist device).VISION Cardiac Surgery slides - Download PDF
2013 - 2020
Richard Whitlock is Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Scientist in the Perioperative and Surgery program at PHRI, and a cardiac surgeon and intensive care physician at Hamilton Health Sciences. His clinical focus is on aortic valve intervention and aortic surgery. He is a lead investigator for the CIHR funded studies SIRS, LAAOS III, and TRICS III, which have established a network of more than 120 centres to address important questions in his field.
He has published more than 90 articles in referred journals. Medically qualified at the University of Toronto, Richard received his specialist training in cardiac surgery and critical care medicine at McMaster University. In 2012, he received his PhD in clinical epidemiology.
Andre Lamy is a cardiac surgeon practicing at the Hamilton Health Sciences since 1996, and Professor in the Department of Surgery, McMaster University. He led the Canadian Institute of Health Research funded CORONARY trial, which evaluated off-pump CABG surgery versus on-pump CABG surgery in 4752 patients. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2012 and 2013.
PJ Devereaux is Senior Scientific Lead, Perioperative and Surgery, PHRI, Professor and University Scholar in the Departments of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and Medicine at McMaster University, and Director of the Division of Cardiology at McMaster.
The focus of his clinic research is vascular complications around the time of surgery, leading several large, international RCTs and observational studies addressing this issue. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and more than 50 book chapters and editorials. He is supported by a Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in Perioperative Medicine, and holds the Yusuf Chair in Cardiology at McMaster University.
Associate Program Manager
Jessica Vincent has more than 15 years’ experience in coordinating and managing large, international clinical trials. As Associate Program Manager, she oversees interventional trials, registries, and observational research studies in the areas of perioperative medicine, cardiac surgery, and digital health.
She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from Queens University, and a Master of Clinical Epidemiology Degree from the University of Newcastle.
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