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Highlights of Week: 4-21-2019

Hope everyone had a peaceful and passover and Easter weekend.  Unfortunately, hate crimes especially on these holidays against people based on faith, race, or background around the world remind us of the value of our families, friends, and most importantly our safety and freedom.

Judy Hochman Visit to Duke

We were especially fortunate to have Judith Hochman visit Duke Heart this week where she provided several informative and engaging lectures, interacted with faculty and fellows, and most importantly demonstrated what a lifetime of curiosity, scientific inquiry, and leadership looks like.  She is clearly a role model for us all – and we were happy to host her.

She gave the  Cardiology Grand Rounds on “The Role of Revascularization – from Acute Shock to Stable Occlusion After MI to Stable Ischemic Heart Disease.  We look forward to the conclusion of the Ischemia trial and she provided a great overview.

She also gave the Jerry Reves Heart Canter Lecture is Wednesday at 7 am in the Searle Conference Center.  The title of her talk there was  “Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction: Can We Improve Outcomes?”  She provided the rationale for several ongoing studies and the possibility of the CABG Shock RCT.


MARVEL 2 – first two patients enrolled at Duke

A special congratulations to Dr. Frazier-Mills, Dr. Piccini, Susan Gerstl and the research team at Duke in enrolling patients into the Micra Atrial TRacking Using A Ventricular AccELerometer 2 (MARVEL 2) Clinical Study!

We applaud the work that Susan (and team did) to get this study up and running.  We activated in 95 days.  Susan actually had IRB approval in 60, and we had to wait on the budget to get approved. In addition, the RCs screened  250 Micra implants at Duke and accomplished in 2 days.

Great work.

EPIC – SEC coming Up

Please consider joining us for our annual collaborative meeting with other academic groups in the southeast at Emory.

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