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July 29 - A new agreement between Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and Columbia St. Mary’s will expand cardiothoracic surgery programs at Columbia St. Mary’s hospitals in Milwaukee and Mequon. Milwaukee Business Journal, and Biz Times
July 16 - With colleagues at New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Navdeep Gupta (Medicine – General Internal) co-authored an article in the International Journal of Cardiology that traced trends in use of drug-eluting stents based on the release of research studies identifying potential hazards. HCPLive
July 16 - Dr. Tom Aufderheide contributes expert comment to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on advances in cardiac resuscitation. Dr. Aufderheide notes that hope of survival from cardiac arrest is dependent upon immediate application of chest compressions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 16 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin were among the institutions supporting Wisconsin’s newly-enacted mandatory newborn testing for congenital heart disease. Dr. Stuart Berger said he hoped the state eventually will allow researchers to collect data from the tests. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 16 - With colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski co-authored a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that found that long periods of low activity may not only lower cardiorespiratory fitness, but even negate the benefits of a brief period of exercise.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Morning Blend and WPR
July 07 - Cardiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness, and sitting for several hours may negate a brief period of exercise.
June 17 - U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin among the nation’s top children’s hospitals. BizTimes
June 03 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recognizes the 15th anniversary of founding of Project ADAM by Dr. Stuart Berger. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 22 - In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, Dr. Breanne K.P. Shah reported that the antinausea and antiemetic agent ondansetron does not trigger malignant tachyarrhythmias in pediatric patients who have a healthy heart. Family Practice News
May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV
Apr 8 - Dr. Kurt Pfeifer provides expert comment in a Health Day article also published in U.S. News & World Report on a New England Journal of Medicine study that found that aspirin may not protect the heart after non-cardiac surgeries, and also may significantly increase the risk of major bleeding. U.S. News HealthDay
Apr 3 - Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention after cardiac arrest are more likely to have more complex lesions, cardiogenic shock, and higher mortality. Monthly Prescribing Reference
Mar 18 - MCW is enrolling Type 2 diabetes patients in a clinical trial conducted by Dr. Michael Widlansky. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mar 11 - Dr. Robert Love contributes to an NBC-TV/Channel 4 report on a Milwaukee man’s commitment to lifestyle changes so that he could become one of the nation’s first patients to be approved for a new model of a ventricular assist device. 620 WTMJ-AM
Mar 11 - At a ceremony March 3rd conducted at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker signed legislation requiring all newborn babies to be tested for a critical congenital heart defect. MCW endorsed the legislation. Fox 6 News, CBS 58 News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, & Wisconsin Public Radio
Mar 5 - In a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that cocaine users with myocardial infarction do not have increased odds of in-hospital mortality. MPR Publications
Feb 27 - Navdeep Gupta, MD, studied the connection between myocardial infarction deaths in hospitals and cocaine use, and found that use of the drug did not impact mortality rates. HealthDay News
Feb 25 - Columbia St. Mary’s and ProHealth Care decided not to partner on finding an outside organization to provide cardiac surgery for both health systems. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal & BizTimes
Feb 25 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a slide show of the 18th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run and Walk on February 15. Milwaukee Business Journal
Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA
Feb 25 - In the second of a two-part series, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows patient Kathleen Shores from her diagnosis of heart failure, placement on an artificial heart machine, and heart transplant procedure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb 18 - In a feature report in advance of the Steve Cullen Annual Healthy Heart Club Run and Walk, Dr. Ulrich Broeckel discusses his cardiovascular research studies with ABC-TV/Channel 12. WISN-TV
Feb 17 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a Froedtert & the Medical College patient with heart failure as she was first put on a total artificial heart, then a portable device, and then, months later, a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb 12 - Dr. Stuart Berger calls for state regulations requiring Pulse Oximetry Screening for all Wisconsin newborns. 620 WTMJ-AM
Feb 12 - A WISN-TV news story profiles the work of Ulrich Broeckel, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute. WISN-TV
Jan 21 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on February 15 at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center in Wauwatosa. WauwatosaNOW
Jan. 14 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, Feb.15, at 10 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the internationally recognized Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in which more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Jan 10 - Dr. Candice Johnstone provides expert comment to Family Practice News on a study reported at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America that found that the mild coronary artery disease differences between men and women are not as great as earlier identified. Family Practice News
Jan 10 - M Magazine profiles Drs. Lee Biblo , Carey Ehlert and Heather Toth as part of the magazine’s article on the 2014 Best Doctors in America. M Magazine
Dec 27 - Dr. Stuart Berger tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that, “Early detection (of heart disease) saves lives.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov 12 - Dr. Claudius Mahr provides expert information on ventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation story on a patient who has made positive lifestyle changes as he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov 12 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed a man who received a ventricular assist device, or VAD, to pump blood through his body while he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov 8 - Dr. David Gutterman notes that additional research is needed to confirm a study reported in CHEST that found that the perioperative administration of beta-blockers during non-cardiac surgery may put patients at risk of acute heart problems. MedPage Today
Oct 18 - Local high school students are participating in a pilot internship program called “Tech Terns,” in which the students learn about construction, architecture and project development. Milwaukee Business Journal
Oct 8 - Drs. Matthias Riess and Tom Aufderheide and Martin Bienengraeber, PhD, are co-recipients of a five-year, $5.4 million NIH grant to investigate new ways to lessen injuries after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct 1 - Matthias Riess, MD, PhD, Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, and Martin Bienengraeber, PhD, are co-investigators of an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award that has just been announced. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct. 02 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin are co-recipients of a five-year, $5.4 million NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award to investigate new strategies to minimize cardiac and neurologic injury after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Sept 30 - Allen Cowley, Jr., PhD, received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the role of hydrogen peroxide in the development of salt-sensitive hypertension. WauwatosaNOW
Sept 24 - Tengis Pavlov, PhD, received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how kidney inflammation is related to the development of hypertension. WauwatosaNOW
Sept. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how kidney inflammation is related to the development of hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Sept 17 - Dr. Bill Choi expressed concern about the possible long-term negative consequences of blasting nerves in the kidneys with high frequency energy to treat uncontrolled hypertension. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sept 17 - Claudius Mahr, DO, discussed advances in treating heart failure on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM FM
Sept 17 - Dr. Catharine Malmsten was named one of the nation’s 40 “Top Health Professional s under 40” at the National Medical Association’s annual meeting. WauwatosaNOW
Sept 17 - An NBC/Channel 4 special report focuses on a small-framed, congestive heart failure patient at Froedtert who had a Berlin Heart bridge-to-transplant device implanted at Children’s. Claudius Mahr, DO, provides expert comment. Today's TMJ4
Sept 12 - Robert Love, MD, discusses his first “total artificial heart transplant,” which allowed the patient to leave the hospital while she awaits a heart transplant from a human donor. WUWM FM
Sept 12 - Claudius Mahr, DO, discusses heart failure and ventricular assist devices on WUWM’s Lake Effect program. WUWM FM
Sept. 12 - Catharine Malmsten, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was named a “Top Healthcare Professional Under 40” at the National Medical Association’s (NMA) annual conference. Dr. Malmsten is one of 40 physicians nationwide to receive this honor.
Aug 28 - Dr. Marcie Berger discusses side-effects of anti-arrhythmic drugs in Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Everyday Health
Aug 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes supporting research investigating the neural control of respiration.