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.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Nov 23;:
Handy JR, Bremner RM, Crocenzi TS, Detterbeck FC, Fernando HC, Fidias PM, Firestone S, Johnstone CA, Lanuti M, Litle VR, Kesler KA, Mitchell JD, Pass HI, Ross HJ, Varghese TK
Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Aug;11(8):e005193
Hearn J, Ross HJ, Mueller B, Fan CP, Crowdy E, Duhamel J, Walker M, Alba AC, Manlhiot C
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Sep 12;:
Moayedi Y, Foroutan F, Miller RJH, Fan CS, Posada JGD, Alhussein M, Tremblay-Gravel M, Oro G, Luikart HI, Yee J, Shullo MA, Khush KK, Ross HJ, Teuteberg JJ
Clin Transplant. 2018 Oct 01;:e13416
Moayedi Y, Fan CS, Tinckam KJ, Ross HJ, McCaughan JA
Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jul 19;:
Siriwardena M, Bagai A, Delgado D, Ross HJ, Rozenblyum E, Rakowski H, Woo A, Thavendiranathan P
Am J Transplant. 2018 Jul 09;:
Mociornita AG, Adamson MB, Tumiati LC, Ross HJ, Rao V, Delgado DH
Clin Transplant. 2018 Jul;32(7):e13308
Moayedi Y, Gulamhusein AF, Ross HJ, Teuteberg JJ, Khush KK
Can J Cardiol. 2018 Jul;34(7):897-904
Ware P, Seto E, Ross HJ