Local research

Local investigator-initiated research

Dr Field and Dr Yip are currently enrolling patients into the PROPHECY study. This pilot study is investigating holter monitor predictors of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PROPHECY) in stroke patients. Dr Yip and Dr Field are continuing research on data-driven strategies for quality improvement within the Vancouver Stroke Program. Dr Field conducts several additional pilot studies. These include research examining risk prediction for cerebral small vessel disease and a study investigating cognition in young stroke patients. Dr Mann is collaborating with the VGH ICU team in the RCVS-NIRS project which aims to evaluate the feasibility of using near-infrared spectroscopy to detect impaired cerebral autoregulation in RCVS.

Karina Villaluna, the principal Research Coordinator at the VSP, is also currently conducting a pilot study investigating home BP telemonitoring devices for hypertension management in stroke/TIA patients. All VSP stroke neurologists are participating as co-investigators in this study.

This pilot study is supported by a VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award funded by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and is conducted in collaboration with Dr Kendall Ho from UBC’s Department of Digital Emergency Medicine and TEC4Home Heart Failure team.

Research is supported in part through a generous donation from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia, which has established the Vancouver Stroke Program/Division of Neurology’s Clinical Trials Unit at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC. Dr Field is supported by a Mentored Clinican-Scientist Award through the generosity of TD Bank and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.