Cardiovascular News & Events

Rebecca Cogswell

A study conducted by Rebecca Cogswell, MD and colleagues of a new transplant system implemented in 2018 demonstrated concerning early trends.  Though a dip in survival rates due to the expansion of organ availability to sicker patients was predicted, the dip exceeded expected levels. Dr.

Lin Yee Chen

Lin Yee Chen, M.D., Ph.D. has published a paper in Circulation Arrhythmia & EP that attempts to shed some light on the current debate regarding the role of systematic ECG screening for subclinical atrial fibrillation. Research behind the paper was led by a former PhD student of Dr. Chen's, Mary Rooney, who is currently pursuing post-doctorate work at Johns Hopkins University. Read the Article

Chetan Shenpy

Associate Professor Chetan Shenoy, MBBS has published two papers in AHA Circulation journals in September and October, and has a third coming out in November. The first of Dr. Shenoy’s articles, “Assessment of the 2017 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline Recommendations for Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Implantation in Cardiac Sarcoidosis,” appeared in the September issue of Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

Red Heart Soiree

A heartfelt thank you!

Thank you for celebrating with us at the 2019 Red Heart Soirée. Your participation and generosity helped raise critical dollars for cardiovascular research, education, and patient care at the University of Minnesota. We are incredibly grateful for the support of partners like you in supporting our commitment to curing heart disease!

Sue Duval

JAMA Cardiology has published the findings of an international research consortium led by University of Minnesota faculty Sue Duval, Ph.D.. She and Demetri Yannopolous, M.D. were part of a study regarding the optimal number of chest compressions when performing CPR. The consortium’s research has determined what may be the best combination of compressions frequency and depth during CPR: 107 compressions per minute at a depth of 4.7 cm in the first five minutes of CPR.

Dr. Cogswell

Dr. Rebecca Cogswell has been featured in a recent article from the University of Minnesota Foundation titled "Dr. Cogswell's Pioneering Cardiac Care." In the article Dr, Cogswell discusses her leading-edge work with patients suffering low heart function and preparing for heart transplant or surgically-implanted mechanical assist devices. Her clinical research has made significant contributions to the development of new assist devices and treatment of advanced heart failure.

May 13, 2019

Graduate Hotel, University of Minnesota Campus
615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
2nd floor, Pinnacle Ballroom

Co-Chairs: David G Benditt, MD FACC FHRS FRCPC FESC, Professor of Medicine and
Venkat Tholakanahalli, MD FACC FHRS, Associate Professor of Medicine

2:15 - 3:00 pm: Refreshments and Visit Exhibits

heart walk

May 18, 2019

7:00am Gates open
8:30am Opening ceremonies

Walk begins promptly after the opening ceremonies.

Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Kurt Prins

U of M Cardiologist and LHI researcher Kurt Prins, MD, PhD has recently earned two separate young investigator awards. 

Butrous Young Investigator Award in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

This award recognizes the best abstract for an investigator who is under the age of 35. Dr. Prins was named winner at the annual Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute Annual meeting. The award comes with a $500 stipend.

Sam Dudley

"Research out of University Minnesota Medical School and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insights uncovers what causes diastolic heart failure and how it can be treated." Read more