Dr. Shibali Das joins the Department of Medicine Cardiovascular Division (Links to an external site)
Dr. Sharon Cresci Co-Authors Statement From American Heart Association on Gene Testing Guidance (Links to an external site)
Interpreting Incidentally Identified Variants in Genes Associated With Heritable Cardiovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
New Appointments to Interventional and Structural Cardiology Section
The scope of interventional and structural cardiology has expanded rapidly over the past few years, with broad implications for patient care, training, and clinical research. To reflect these changes and be better equipped to meet dynamic present and future needs, the Cardiology Division is restructuring the section of Interventional and Structural Cardiology; this entails several new roles for division faculty.
Study on Cardiovascular Risk Factors by Dr. Joynt Maddox Published in JAMA (Links to an external site)
In this serial cross-sectional study of 12 924 adults aged 20 to 44 years, there were increases in the prevalence of diabetes (from 3.0% to 4.1%) and obesity (from 32.7% to 40.9%), no improvement in the prevalence of hypertension (from 9.3% to 11.5%), and a decrease in the prevalence of hyperlipidemia (from 40.5% to 36.1%) from 2009-2010 to 2017-2020. Black young adults had the highest rates of hypertension over the study period, and increases in hypertension were observed among Mexican American and other Hispanic adults, while Mexican American adults experienced a significant rise in diabetes. Blood pressure control did not significantly change among young adults treated for hypertension, while glycemic control remained suboptimal throughout the study period.
VAD Program Celebrates 25 Years (Links to an external site)
The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Heart and Vascular Center celebrates its VAD program’s 25th anniversary, maintaining the same goal — offering advanced heart failure patients a chance at a longer, better life. Across its 25 years, the program has implanted more than 1,100 VADs in patients, placing it among the top 10 programs in volume in the U.S.
Welcoming Dr. S. Zyad Qamer
Zyad Qamer, MD, has joined the Division as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Qamer received his undergraduate degree (BA) at New York University in economics, medical degree (MD) from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Qamer completed an internal medicine residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital where he also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular […]
Diwan Named Division Chief of Cardiology at the St. Louis VA Medical Center (Links to an external site)
We are pleased to announce that after a national search for a new Division Chief of Cardiology at the St. Louis VA Medical Center, and reviewing a deep and impressive group of candidates, the committee has selected Dr. Abhinav Diwan as the new Chief of Cardiology.