Cardiovascular Health and Stroke
The Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) aims to improve the prevention, treatment and management of vascular disease, bringing together programs and services that care for cardiac and stroke patients and their caregivers.
We are a province-wide team of health care professionals, researchers, community leaders, patients and policy makers, which aims to reshape heart and stroke care in Alberta.
Our goal: to bring every Albertan the most forward-thinking and comprehensive prevention, treatment and disease management strategies.
The SCN builds on the success of three key initiatives:
- Alberta Provincial Stroke Strategy
- Cardiac Clinical Network
- Alberta Cardiac Access Collaborative (ACAC)
Priorities and projects
The Cardiovascular Health and Stroke SCN has recently launched an application for iPhones that will help clinicians treating patients with heart failure and is available through iTunes. Med-HF’s interactive, step-by-step instructions help clinicians to determine the appropriate dosage of medication and how best to manage complications as they arise, including side effects to medication, interaction with other medications, and other conditions, such as diabetes or other heart diseases.
The SCN is also working on an Acute Coronary Syndrome transfer guidelines set.
New iPhone app keeps up the beat
In-depth advice on heart-failure meds now at doctors’ fingertips.
Collaboration taken to heart
Camrose hospital uses progressive model.
How to get involved
If you are a patient interested in getting involved contact Patient Engagement to learn more.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the Cardiovascular Health and Stroke SCN contact Louise Morrin via email: