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The Supporting Training Encompassing All in Diastolic Heart Failure (STEADi HF) is the knowledge translation component and training program of Alberta HEART. This portion of our project is designed to actively share our findings with the wider medical community. Not just researchers, but also doctors, heart specialists and other interested parties.

Training program’s goals:

The training program’s goal is to develop future interdisciplinary research leaders in diastolic heart failure and will contribute to the development of new interdisciplinary research teams dissolving traditional research boundaries. Our STEADI HF program will provide trainees (Graduate, PhD, Fellow) a 6-month “hands-on” rotation with opportunities to engage in knowledge translation activities within and beyond their own principle research area.

Knowledge Translation

The knowledge translation component provides links between the 3 research themes and the training component. The Team Impact Group (TIG) will provide leadership and direction for knowledge translation activities. The TIG is also involved with the strategic development of the team, maintaining accountability for the interdisciplinary research goals of the program, and sharing research findings within and beyond the research team.

For more information on this component please contact the Program Manager.

One-year mortality rates for heart failure remain high (25-40%).

22% of hospitalizations in Alberta for heart failure occur in rural hospitals.

500,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with heart failure.

Heart failure is at epidemic levels in most developed countries.

80,000 Albertans have been diagnosed with heart failure.

Diastolic heart failure occurs when the heart fails to relax properly between heartbeats.

Systolic heart failure occurs when the heart does not contract properly.

Heart failure is a progressive condition where the heart weakens and cannot pump blood efficiently for the needs of the body.

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