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.
Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jul 19;:
Siriwardena M, Bagai A, Delgado D, Ross HJ, Rozenblyum E, Rakowski H, Woo A, Thavendiranathan P
J Thorac Dis. 2018 Jun;10(Suppl 17):S2004-S2006
Niska JR, Sio TT, Daniels TB, Beamer SE, Jaroszewski DE, Ross HJ, Paripati HR, Schild SE
Am J Transplant. 2018 Jul 09;:
Mociornita AG, Adamson MB, Tumiati LC, Ross HJ, Rao V, Delgado DH
Clin Transplant. 2018 Jun 05;:e13308
Moayedi Y, Gulamhusein AF, Ross HJ, Teuteberg JJ, Khush KK
Am J Transplant. 2018 May 30;:
McCaughan JA, Battle RK, Singh SKS, Tikkanen JM, Moayedi Y, Ross HJ, Singer LG, Keshavjee S, Tinckam KJ
Transplantation. 2018 May 01;:
Foroutan F, Ross HJ