When Robert Roberts, MD, joined the University of Ottawa Heart Institute as President and CEO in 2004, he came with a mandate: establish the Institute as a world leader in cardiovascular genetics research.
At the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, the largest cardiovascular conference in the world, the Heart Institute delegation included a Young Investigator Award finalist, a Best of Basic Science designee and 10 invited expert clinical speakers.
The Heart Institute has 40 expert clinical talks and research presentations at this year’s American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, the largest meeting on heart disease in the world. See the program guide for details.
Read detailed coverage of CCC 2013 highlights—from the importance of exercise as medicine to regenerative stem cell therapy, from aging blood vessels to diabetes management. With nearly 120 Heart Institute program items, it was a busy event.
People with Type D personality are distressed. They tend to experience negative emotions and keep these emotions inside, not sharing them with others. Personality traits such as these are considered stable over time. As would be expected, Type D individuals with cardiovascular disease have a poor prognosis.
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) patients tend to be older than most cardiac patients and thus more likely to be frail. Assessment of frailty may hold value in predicting patient outcomes.
For patients experiencing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most dangerous type of heart attack, treatment in a dedicated regional program saves lives. However the benefit specifically to elderly STEMI patients—aged 75 or older—from rapid treatment has not been clear.