Research Focus: A Possible Path to Restoring Failing Hearts
RESEARCH
Jan 27, 2020

Research Focus: A Possible Path to Restoring Failing Hearts

Dr. Robin Shaw is bringing his more-than 15 years of research on failing hearts to University of Utah Health as the new director of the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research Training Institute (CVRTI). Thanks to years of research, Shaw and his team discovered the first-ever biomarker allowing for early detection of heart failure before clinical symptoms develop.... Read More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Jan 02, 2020

Dr. Kevin Whitehead on the Cure for HHT

Dr. Kevin Whitehead, associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, talks about the enormous genetic variations in HHT patients, and his hopes for the future of transforming this disease with treatments like Avastin.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jun 27, 2019

Katie Swade, MS, LCGC, receives 2019 Outstanding Genetic Counseling Clinical Supervisor Award

Katie Swade, MS, LCGC, of the University of Utah Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, is the UUGPGC recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Genetic Counseling Clinical Supervisor Award. This award is given by the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (www.agcpd.org) to recognize the invaluable contributions clinical supervisors make to genetic counseling student training.... Read More

RESEARCH
Aug 17, 2018

Be Still My Beating Heart

Researchers identify a genetic mutation that sets the heart racing, producing an irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart failure.... Read More

How Testing Standardization Reduces Charges For Solid Organ Transplant Patients
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
May 30, 2018

How Testing Standardization Reduces Charges For Solid Organ Transplant Patients

Congratulations to Sharon Ugolini, MSN, RN (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine). Sharon initiated a quality improvement project aimed at reducing laboratory related cost in solid organ transplantation. The project was selected for presentation at the "Best of Posters Session" at the April 2018 Evidence Based Practice Poster Fair. ... Read More

KP-RHYTHM: Greater AF Burden Increases Risk for Ischemic Stroke
RESEARCH
May 23, 2018

KP-RHYTHM: Greater AF Burden Increases Risk for Ischemic Stroke

Benjamin A. Steinberg, MD (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine) was involved in a study published in JAMA Cardiology. According to the study, greater AF burden was linked to an increased risk for ischemic stroke independent of known risk factors, among patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.... Read More

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available
RESEARCH
May 21, 2018

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available

The Opioid Crisis is making more organs available for transplants. Researchers, including Josef Stehlik, MD (Division of Cardiovascualar Medicine) have noted that organs donated by overdose victims are safe. ... Read More

Surviving a Heart Attack at a Young Age
EDUCATION
Oct 04, 2017

Surviving a Heart Attack at a Young Age

Earlier this year, 26-year-old, Ashley Biehl survived a heart attack. She never expected it could happen to her. Ashley shares her story from the American Heath Association 2017 Heart and Stroke Walk. ... Read More

Rashmee Shah interviewed on Good4Utah
RECOGNITION
Jan 20, 2016

Rashmee Shah

Recently interviewed about Women's Heart Health, Rashmee Shah, MD reminds women to get active and eat well.... Read More

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