Cardiovascular News & Events
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, 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.
Chetan Shenoy, MD, has been named a winner of the ASCI's 2018 Young Physician-Scientist Award. Dr. Shenoy’s was among 117 nominations submitted for the 2018 Award and reviewed by the ASCI Meeting Committee. From these, 35 nominees were selected on the basis of accomplishments to date and the quality of proposed abstracts.