Assistant Clinical Professor
200 – 1033 Davie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1M7
Research Interests:

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, women’s cardiovascular health, cardiac obstetrics.

Research Summary:

Dr. Chou is the Director of General Cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital. She is a Clinical and General Cardiologist and sees a broad-spectrum of patients with cardiac conditions and cardiac symptoms. In addition, she provides cardiology consult and ward service at St. Paul’s Hospital and sees patients at both the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic and the Cardiac Obstetrics Clinic. She focusses her attention on her clinical practice and no longer has dedicated time for clinical trials. However, she is active as a recruiter for several studies in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and atrial fibrillation.

BSc (Hons) Physiology Degress, University of British Columbia
MD Degree, University of British Columbia
Internal Medicine Residency, University of British Columbia
Cardiology Fellowship, University of British Columbia
St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver General Hospital
Recent Publications:
  1. Chou AY, Liu Chia-Jen, Chao Tze-Fan, et al. Presence of diabetic microvascular complications does not incrementally increase risk of ischemic stroke in diabetic patients with atrial fibrillation: A nationwide cohort study. Medicine 2016: 95(27):33992.
  2. Chou AY, Saw J, Basis for Sex-Specific Expression of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Syndrome X, and Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. Can J Cardiol 2014: 30(7):738-46.
  3. Chou AY, John Mancini GB. Warfarin Monotherapy in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Stable Coronary Disease One Year Post Myocardial Infarction/Stent: Two Birds with One Stone? Can J Cardiol 2015: 31(8):1070-2.
  4. Chou AY, Sedlak T, Aymong E, Sheth T, Starovoytov A, Humphries KH, Mancini GJ, Saw J. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Misdiagnosed as Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy – A Case Series. Can J Cariol 2015: 31(8):1073.e5-8.
  5. Charkrabarti S, Chou AY, Andrade JG, Bennett MT, Deyell MW, Tung SK, Krahn AD. Real-time Transmission to Real-time Patient Care: A Tale of 4 Devices. Can J Carios 2013: 29(8):1014.e1-2.
  6. Chou AY, Prakash R, Rajala J, Birnie T, et al. Dedicated Cardiac Rehabilitaion Program for Patients with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. Can J Cardiol 2016 [In Press Accepted Manuscript].
  7. Li CH, Liu CJ, Chou AY, et al. European Society of Cardiology Guideline-Adherent Antithrombotic Treatment and Risk of Mortality in Asian Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Nature Scientific Reports 2016:6(30734): doi:10.1038/srep30734.
  8. Rayner-Hartley E, Chou AY, Saw J, Sedlak T. A case of Kounis Type I in a young female with Samter’s triad. Can J Cardiol 2015 [In Press Accepted Manuscript].
  9. Brotto LA, Chou AY, Singh T, Woo, JST. Reproductive Health Practices among Indian, East Asian, and Canadian Women: The Role of Acculturation. JOGC 2008:30(3):229-38.
Awards & Recognition:
  • 2016 Vancouver Board of Trade Wendy McDonald Woman of Promise Award
  • 2015 Dr. Armanious Memorial Award for Top Clinical Cardiology fellow
  • 2015 First-Place Poster Prize at Heart + Lung Health FEST
  • 2014 American Heart Association Travel Award for Young Investigators
  • 2014 First-Place Poster Prize at UBC Cardiac Sciences Research Day
  • 2009 YWCA Women of Distinction Award
  • 2008 Ethlyn Trapp Memorial Scholarship for research in Women’s Health
  • Resident and Fellow Teaching, including longitudinal fellow
  • Medical Student Teaching at the bedside
  • ECG Teaching for Residents
  • CME Events for Family Practitioners