Newswise – LOS ANGELES (January 30, 2024) – Cardiologists and heart and vascular surgeons from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai will be available for interviews throughout February to discuss heart-related topics, including the latest advances in research and patient care.

“We are proud to be one of the top-ranked cardiac programs in the United States, and our team includes some of the best clinicians and researchers in the world,” he said Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, executive director of the Smidt Heart Institute and Mark Siegel Family Foundation Distinguished Professor. “We work diligently to advance innovation in cardiac research while providing exceptional care to our patients.”

Accordingly, the Smidt Heart Institute is number 1 in California and number 2 nationally for cardiology, heart and vascular surgery US News and World Reportis “Best Hospitals 2023-2024.”

Cedars-Sinai experts are available for interviews to discuss the following topics in person and through most virtual formats, including Zoom, FaceTime and Skype.

American Heart Month content from the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom

Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Day: On Friday, Feb. 2, National Wear Red Day, Cedars-Sinai health experts will meet with nurses to measure their risk score for cardiovascular disease, attend presentations from women’s heart disease experts, get a massage To relieve stress, treat yourself to a group photo and dress in red for a while.

Expert available:

Cardiac arrhythmia: Cardiology specialists are available to comment on the latest developments in the field, including intelligent detection of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias and AI analysis to predict arrhythmia events.

Available experts:

Mitral valve disease: Cardiology and heart surgery experts report on the latest advances in mitral valve disease and its treatment.

Available experts:

  • Joanna Chikwe, MDChairman of the Department of Cardiac Surgery and the Irina and George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute
  • Raj Makkar, MDCedars-Sinais Vice President of Cardiovascular Innovation and Intervention and Associate Director of the Smidt Heart Institute

Transcatheter procedure: Doctors at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are specialists in using an innovative, catheter-based approach to treat patients with tricuspid valve disease as well as a difficult form of hypertension.

Expert available:

  • Florian Rader, MDmedical director of the Hypertension Center, co-director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic and associate director of the noninvasive laboratory at the Smidt Heart Institute

Congenital heart defect: Nearly 2 million adults in the United States suffer from congenital heart defects, making it the most common birth defect. Cedars-Sinai experts can discuss how they treat fetuses, children and older adults.

Available experts:

  • Evan Zahn, MDCo-Director of the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program and Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s and the Smidt Heart Institute
  • Rose Tompkins, MDDirector of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program in the Department of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute

Heart transplant: Cedars-Sinai offers one of the largest heart transplant programs in the United States. Experts are available to provide insight into the procedure as well as precision medicine efforts to optimize outcomes and reduce the risk of organ rejection.

Expert available:

  • Jon Kobashigawa, MDDirector of Advanced Heart Disease and the Heart Transplant Program at Smidt Heart Institute

Vascular surgery: Vascular anomalies such as aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, carotid artery disease and peripheral arterial disease require the expertise of nationally recognized surgeons, many of whom specialize in minimally invasive treatment options.

Expert available:

100 Years of Women’s Heart Health: Although cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of death in women, most cardiac studies have been conducted on men. Experts can discuss how heart disease in women differs from that in men and how the latest research can improve options for women.

Available experts:

  • Natalie Bello, MD, MPHDirector of Hypertension Research at the Smidt Heart Institute
  • Susan Cheng, MD, MPHErika J. Glazer Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Population Science and Director of the Institute for Healthy Aging Research in the Department of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute
  • Martha Gulati, MDDirector of Preventive Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute

Heart on a canvas: After years of ignoring her symptoms, heart patient Jane Ziebart received a life-changing diagnosis from doctors at Cedars-Sinai. To express her gratitude, she created a custom piece of art and donated it to her doctors at the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Smidt Heart Institute.

Expert available:

  • Janet Wei, MDdeputy medical director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai

Read more on the Cedars-Sinai blog: Heart Disease: When to Get a Second Opinion

By admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *