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American Heart Association publishes research by Dr. Demetris Yannopolous 

A recent paper by Demetris Yannopolous, M.D. was featured in the June 13, 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Lin Yee Chen Awarded NIH R01 Grant

Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS of the Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine has just been awarded an R01 grant, "Significance of Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Fibrillation Burden Detected by Novel ECG Monitoring in Community-Dwelling Elderly" from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This is a $3.74 million grant over 5 years (2016–2021).

Dr. Chen's study is a multi-center project that involves 2-week ambulatory heart rhythm monitoring in 4,000 participants to: (1) define the role of screening for subclinical atrial fibrillation in the elderly, (2) elucidate the relationship of atherosclerotic risk factors in mild-life to atrial fibrillation burden in older age, and (3) define the prognostic significance of atrial fibrillation burden. This project is an ancillary study to the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.

Dr. Demetris Yannopolous named 2015 Heart Hero

Dr. Demetris Yannopolous was recognized at the American Heart Association's 21st Anniversary event on Nov. 7, 2015.

U Heart Docs top MN Monthly's "Best Doctors of 2014"

The October 2014 issue of Minnesota Magazine included its 2014 listing of Minnesota’s top doctors. Among those ranked the best in cardiac medicine, eleven are University of Minnesota cardiologists or cardiac surgeons.

Read more and see a list of our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons honored in 2014

"An Absolute Miracle"

Faced with heart failure, Patti Taylor’s options were limited. Due to damage caused by cancer, she was unable to have open-heart surgery – but a new, minimally invasive procedure saved her life.