Clyde Yancy, MD, received the American Heart Association’s 2014 Gold Heart Award, and Neil J. Stone, ’68 MD, ’74, ’75 GME, received the AHA’s 2014 Physician of the Year Award.
Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, professor of Medicine-Rheumatology, recently published a paper in the American Journal of Cardiology that links plaque in the carotid artery of women with lupus to an increased risk of cardiovascular events.
James D. Thomas, MD, will join Northwestern Medicine as the director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and a professor of Medicine.
Northwestern Medicine is partnering with the Chicago Department of Public Health to expand an innovative program, Keep Your Heart Healthy, to screen Chicago residents for cardiovascular disease.
Amisha Patel, MD, cardiology fellow, received a VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship to study pre-hospital systems of care in patients with acute coronary syndromes in India.
Taking one pill instead of three could be a powerful ally to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Cardiology fellow Sadiya Khan, MD’09, GME’12, received two awards from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for her academic and clinical performance.
David Liss, PhD, found that more comprehensive primary care reduced specialist referrals in patients with treated hypertension, helping to ensure that specialists are seeing the patients who would benefit most from their expertise.
The technique, used to measure blood flow in the heart and vessels, can also diagnose bicuspid aortic valve, a common congenital abnormality, and may lead to better prediction of complications.
Elevated blood pressure as young as age 18 is a warning sign of cardiovascular disease developing later in life and the time to begin prevention. That’s decades earlier than clinicians and patients generally start thinking about heart disease risk.