Cardiovascular News & Events

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

Sue Duval

Professor Sue Duval, Ph.D. of the Cardiovascular Division and Division of Biostatistics will be honored at the Medical School's Wall of Scholarship induction ceremony October 25, 2018. The Wall of Scholarship recognizes faculty authors each time an individual publication reaches 1000 citations. Dr. Duval’s 2018 honor is for her paper, “A nonparametric "trim and fill" method of accounting for publication bias in meta‐analysis,” published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association in 2000. This will be Dr.

Circulation article

A new AHA Statement on Atrial Fibrillation Burden was just published in Circulation. Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS is the lead author of this Scientific Statement and chaired the AHA Writing Committee whose goal was to define the new entity of AF burden, articulate its clinical significance, and highlight the critical knowledge gaps.

Lin Yee Chen

Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS has just been awarded a new R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, "Left Atrial Abnormality and Atrial Fibrillation-Related Cerebral Infarcts and Cognitive Decline" (R01HL141288, 2018-2022). The overarching goal of this project is to clarify whether it is AF per se, or the underlying left atrial abnormality, that is the principal driver of outcomes that are currently attributable to AF.