Heistad earns Distinguished Mentor Award

From his first day as a cardiovascular fellow at the University of Iowa, Donald Heistad, MD, now a professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, hit the ground running, immersing himself in the research community and absorbing the opportunities Iowa offered him. Over the next 40 years as a faculty member, he used those lessons […]

Cardiovascular Medicine holiday party, 1/24/20

Although last Friday evening was far enough away from the holiday season for the Iowa River Power Restaurant to have already taken down its decorations, the members of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine—staff, researchers, faculty, and fellows alike—were still in a celebratory mood. Unlike last year, the snow was not falling at a steady clip […]

Rasmussen receives AHA seed grant

Tyler Rasmussen, MD, PhD, Cardiology fellow, received the American Heart Association’s Young Investigator Database Seed Grant to research in-hospital cardiac arrests in Medicare recipients. This grant provides Rasmussen access to the Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) database, a cardiovascular health database partially focused on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) data. While in-hospital cardiac arrests are common and […]

Heart & Vascular Center Holiday Party, 2019

Every office holiday party captures a theme of togetherness simply through its existence and its attendance. But the year-end celebration thrown last week by UI Health Care’s Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) across the noon hour worked in a second theme of generosity. Members of the HVC, from administrators and front-line staff to surgeons, nurses, […]

Abel to lead one of four AHA research networks

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, will be awarded a four-year $3.8M grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate mechanisms that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Abel will oversee a Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) of three projects in partnership with other UI departments and the Massachusetts […]

Potential new target may aid post-stent recovery

Neointimal hyperplasia is a well-documented remodeling of the innermost vascular layer after vascular interventions and is a significant clinical outcome for many, especially people who have undergone cardiovascular procedures. Proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in the innermost layer of an artery or vein results in vascular wall thickening, which leads to […]

Update from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

The following is a guest post from Barry London, MD, PhD, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. It is part of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine continues to excel and promote great research, education, and clinical service. Clinical Updates Our clinical service in the Heart & Vascular […]

Chapleau to receive lifetime achievement award

When the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) meets on November 1 and 2, the chapter of the American Physiological Society promises a pair of days packed with sessions on a variety of topics including asthma, seizures, cardiovascular issues in infants, cannabis as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, and how the #MeToo movement impacts STEM fields. But […]

Qazi wins case presentation award at cardiology symposium

For his presentation “Transcatheter Repair of Anterior Mitral Leaflet Perforation: Deploy, Retrieve, Redeploy,” interventional cardiology fellow Dr. Abdul Haseeb Qazi received the “Best Structural Case of 2019” award at the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium in San Francisco late last month. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the 31st annual TCT2019 brought researchers […]

Boudreau examines genetic underpinnings of heart failure

Ryan Boudreau, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a four-year, $1.54M R01 grant from the NIH for his proposed study “The genomic interface of microRNA regulation and heart failure.” Boudreau explains that a complex intersection between environmental and hereditary factors contributes to the clinical course of heart failure. However, researchers currently have limited knowledge […]