- November 2014 -

Dr. Jonathan Reiner joins Vice President Dick Cheney to Discuss Living with Heart Failure

Vice President Dick Cheney and Dr. Jonathan Reiner, co-authors of Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, participated in a live panel discussion "Living with Heart Failure: Patient, Physician, Surgeon and Nurse Perspectives," at the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Chicago. Cheney recounted nearly four decades of living with cardiovascular disease, crediting advances in heart treatment technologies and dedicated health care providers. The session was followed by a private chat with AHA's President Elliott Antman. Watch video clip.


Faculty Present at the 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

The American Heart Association's national meeting was held in Chicago this November. The following faculty participated in the national forum.

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.  

Dr. Panjrath Presents Research at Wireless Health 2014


Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health hosted the Wireless Heath 2014 conference in Washington, DC.  Dr. Panjrath presented "Maximizing the Potential of mHealth Heart Failure Management: Integrating mHealth with Grand-Aides," an innovative approach for monitoring and management of heart failure patients using combination of community health workers and user-friendly smartphone application.  The forum provided insight to the highest-quality academic, health and industry based research to accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies for improving health outcomes and lowering costs.