Canadian Heart Function Alliance (CHF Alliance)
The Canadian Heart Function Alliance (CHF Alliance) brings together an extensive network of researchers, clinicians, patients, caregivers, Indigenous elders, policy-makers and other partner organizations across the country to explore a breadth of approaches to extending the lifespan of Canadians who have heart failure.
SickKids Drs. Mital and Jeewa are leading the paediatric arm of the CHF Alliance, with a project entitled “Precision Medicine for Heart Failure in the Young” (PRIORITY). The PRIORITY study, which encompasses three research streams, will develop biological, technological and social solutions for early diagnosis, closer monitoring and personalized management of patients who experience childhood heart failure.
The research team will develop and validate an artificial intelligence-based model to diagnose diastolic heart failure, implement remote monitoring for childhood cardiomyopathy, and create an online peer support program to improve self-managed care among adolescents transitioning from paediatric into adult care.