How can human genetics identify novel targets for heart failure?

We were delighted to kick off Cardiology Grand Rounds last week with Dr. Christopher Newton-Cheh will gave the second annual Albert L. Williams Cardiovascular Genetics lecture. Dr. Newton-Cheh is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member of the Cardiovascular Research Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Pilot clinical research projects from the DCRI and Division of Cardiology

Faculty and fellows recently presented updates on their pilot clinical research projects, which received joint funding from the DCRI Cardiovascular Faculty and Division of Cardiology this past year:

Deepak Voora: “RNA Biomarkers for Bleeding Complications after Cardiac Catheterization – A Pilot Study”

Schuyler Jones: ” Variations in Care for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease”

Connie Hess: “The Relationship between Cancer and Cardiovascular Outcomes following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention”

Tariq Ahmad: “Can We Recover Failing Hearts at Duke?”


Barlow Syndrome: an opportunity for intervention

We were pleased to recently host Dr. A. Jamil Tajik as the Inaugural Joseph Kisslo, MD, Visiting Professorship in Cardiovascular Imaging at Duke University. Dr. Tajik was gracious in honoring Dr. Kisslo’s leadership in cardiovascular research, mentoring and patient care. He also gave an excellent talk on the history and management of Barlow Syndrome.