New NHLBI R01 Grant Awarded to Lin Yee Chen

March 20, 2018

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.

Coupled with his first R01-funded project, "Significance of Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Fibrillation Burden Detected by Novel ECG Monitoring in Community-Dwelling Elderly" (R01HL126637, 2016-2021), his lab is well-positioned to address many critical and timely questions related to atrial fibrillation such as the prognostic significance of atrial fibrillation burden and subclinical atrial fibrillation, and the mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation-related stroke and dementia.