Division of Cardiology

Javier Ganame

MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

Staff Cardiologist, St. Joseph's Healthcare and Hamilton Health Sciences

 

 

 

 

Education and Professional Standing

Medical Degree (MD): Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina 1995
Cardiology: Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina 2000
PhD: University of Leuven, Belgium, 2007

Clinical Interests

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac toxicity after exposure to chemotherapy
  • Management of patients with cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac imaging with echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Out-patient clinic at Saint Joseph’s Hospital focused on these areas.

Selected Publications

  1. Ganame J, Messalli G, Masci PG, Dymarkowski S, Abbasi K, Van de Werf F, Janssens S, Bogaert J. Time course of infarct healing and left ventricular remodelling in patients with reperfused ST segment elevation myocardial infarction using comprehensive magnetic resonance imaging. 2010. In press, European Radiology.
  2. Masci PG, Ganame J, Strata E, Desmet W, Aquaro GD, Dymarkowski S, Valenti V, Janssens S, Lombardi M, Van de Werf F, L'Abbate A, Bogaert J. Myocardial salvage by CMR correlates with LV remodeling and early ST-segment resolution in acute myocardial infarction. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010;3:45-51.
  3. Ganame J, Messalli G, Dymarkowski S, Rademakers FE, Desmet W, Van de Werf F, Bogaert J. Impact of myocardial hemorrhage on left ventricular function and remodeling in patients with reperfused acute myocardial infarction. Eur Heart J. 2009;30:1440-9.
  4. Ganame J, Pignatelli RH, Eidem BW, Claus P, D’hooge J, McMahon CM, Buyse G, Towbin JA, Ayres NA, Mertens L. Myocardial deformation abnormalities in paediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Are all etiologies identical? European Journal of Echocardiography. 2008;9:784-90.
  5. Mertens L, Ganame J, Claus P, Goemans N, Thijs D, Eyskens B, Van Laere D, Bijnens B, D’hooge J, Sutherland GR, Buyse G. Early regional myocardial dysfunction in young patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008;21:1049-54.
  6. Ganame J, Mertens L, Eidem BW, Claus P, D’hooge J, Havemann LM, McMahon CM, Elayda MA, Vaughn WK, Towbin JA, Ayres NA, Pignatelli RH. Regional myocardial deformation in children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: morphological and clinical correlations. Eur Heart J. 2007;28:2886-94.
  7. Ganame J, Claus P, Eyskens B, Uyttebroeck A, Renard M, D’hooge J, Bijnens B, Sutherland GR, Mertens L. Myocardial Dysfunction late after low dose anthracycline treatment in asymptomatic pediatric patients. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007;20:1351-8.
  8. Ganame J, Claus P, Eyskens B, Uyttebroeck A, Renard M, D’hooge J, Gewillig M, Bijnens B, Sutherland GR, Mertens L. Acute cardiac functional and morphological changes after antracycline infusions in children. Am J Cardiol. 2007;99:974-7.
  9. Ector J, Ganame J, van der Merwe N, Adriaenssens B, Pison L, Willems R, Gewillig M, Heidbuchel H. Reduced right ventricular ejection fraction in endurance athletes presenting with ventricular arrhythmias: a quantitative angiographic assessment. Eur Heart J. 2007;28:345-53.

Book Chapters

  1. Ganame J, Mertens L. Quantitative methods in echocardiography - Advanced techniques in the assessment of ventricular function” Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Ed: Eidem BW, Cetta F, O’Leary P. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2009.
  2. McMahon CJ, Ganame J. “Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – echocardiographic evaluation” In: Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult. Ed: Cohen M, Geva T, Mertens L, Wai L. Blackwell Publishing. 2009.
  3. Mertens L, Ganame J, Eyskens B. “Assessment of systolic function” In: Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult. Ed: Cohen M, Geva T, Mertens L, Wai L. Blackwell Publishing. 2009.
  4. Mertens L, Ganame J, Eyskens B, Eidem BW, Weidemann F, Di Salvo G. Pediatric and congenital heart disease, in “Doppler Myocardial Imaging. A Textbook”. Ed: Sutherland GR, Hatle L, Claus, P, D’hooge J, Bijnens B. BSWK, 2006.