Heather J Ross

Heather J Ross, BSc, MHSc, MD, FRCPC, FACC

  • Quality of Life (2002 Jul - present)
    End of Life: My research interests focus on issues related to end of life in patients with advanced heart failure, specifically targeting care gaps in end of life care, assessing the impact of end of life and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) deactivation discussions and trying to understand treatment preferences at the end of life. These studies have advanced my knowledge in areas of qualitative research including the richness of data obtained by qualitative studies. As a result we have developed a platform of research in Quality of Life addressing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research to better understand end of life, and how to improve care delivery to patients and caregivers. I continue to pursue research in this area as I believe it profoundly affects patient care. A better understanding of patient preferences and how to realize these will improve care at end of life. 
  • Outcomes Based Research in Heart Failure
    One of the most challenging aspects in heart failure is to accurately predict prognosis. Prognosis is of critical importance in heart failure where many independent variables predict outcomes, all of which influence decision making re device therapies, and timing of transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. We have established and maintain a large database that allows us to assess our ability to predict prognosis.
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 May 6;
Lazarte J, Goldraich L, Manlhiot C, Billia F, Ross H, Rao V, Delgado D
Am J Transplant. 2016 May 3;
Chih S, Ross HJ, Alba AC, Fan CS, Manlhiot C, Crean AM
SAGE Open Med. 2016;4:2050312116642693
MacIver J, Tibbles A, Billia F, Ross H
Aging Ment Health. 2016 Apr 14;:1-7
Grigorovich A, Lee A, Ross H, Woodend AK, Forde S, Cameron JI
PLoS One. 2016;11(3):e0151224
Chruscinski A, Huang FY, Nguyen A, Lioe J, Tumiati LC, Kozuszko S, Tinckam KJ, Rao V, Dunn SE, Persinger MA, Levy GA, Ross HJ
Heart Lung. 2016 May-Jun;45(3):193-8
Poole J, Ward J, DeLuca E, Shildrick M, Abbey S, Mauthner O, Ross H
J Card Fail. 2016 Feb 1;
Alba AC, Adamson MW, MacIsaac J, Lalonde SD, Chan WS, Delgado DH, Ross HJ
Circulation. 2016 Feb 23;133(8):802-20
Ross HJ, Law Y, Book WM, Broberg CS, Burchill L, Cecchin F, Chen JM, Delgado D, Dimopoulos K, Everitt MD, Gatzoulis M, Harris L, Hsu DT, Kuvin JT, Martin CM, Murphy AM, Singh G, Spray TL, Stout KK, American Heart Association Adults With Congenital...
Circulation. 2016 Feb 23;133(8):770-801
Stout KK, Broberg CS, Book WM, Cecchin F, Chen JM, Dimopoulos K, Everitt MD, Gatzoulis M, Harris L, Hsu DT, Kuvin JT, Law Y, Martin CM, Murphy AM, Ross HJ, Singh G, Spray TL, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on...
Curr Opin Cardiol. 2016 Mar;31(2):169-75
Fam NP, Ross HJ, Verma S