Cardiology Fellow Awarded Institute's Young Investigator Research Funding
Cardiology Fellow, Aditya Sharma, MD, received the GW Heart & Vascular Institute's Young Investigator Pilot Research Award for academic year 2014-2015. The research award will allow Dr. Sharma to study a novel catheter and system developed by Dr. Marco Mercader and Dr. Jeffrey Moak, used to control atrial arrhythmias after open-heart surgery. The technique provides heart rate control via stimulation of the so called "AV node Fat Pad" using the catheter developed at GW. The catheter and technique could be used in the near future to control heart rate of these abnormal rhythms.