MCW Cardiovascular/Heart Disease/Cardiothoracic Surgery News
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Oct. 30 - An agreement between Columbia St. Mary’s and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health care network will expand current cardiothoracic surgery programs at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee and Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee. Bayside Now
Oct. 29 - Becker’s Hospital Review named both Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s heart disease programs in the top 100 nationwide. Becker's Hospital Review
Oct. 23 - MCW’s Cardiovascular Center Advisory Board teamed with the Boelter Superstore to host a reception to draw awareness to women’s heart disease. Daisy Sahoo, PhD, (Medicine – Endocrinology) presented on cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in women. OnMilwaukee
Oct. 3 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of physical activity on the vascular aging process.
Oct. 1 - Andreas Beyer, PhD is principal investigator of a two-year, $470,000 grant from the Office of the Director of the NIH to generate and characterize novel disease models of use for the greater scientific community. Wauwatosa Now
Sept. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $470,000 exploratory grant from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health to generate and characterize novel disease models of use for the greater scientific community.
Sept. 23 - KFVE-TV in Honolulu is one of 50 TV stations nationwide that reported on research by Dr. David Friedland on the links between hearing and heart disease. KFVE-TV
Sept. 16 - The Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center Advisory Board is hosting the Heart 2 Heart Women’s Heart Health Awareness Event on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Boelter Superstore.
Sept. 15 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as two of the nation’s top 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs. Becker's Hospital Review
Sept. 05 - Mohamed Algahim, MD, a resident in the integrated cardiothoracic surgery program at MCW, has been awarded a loan repayment grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Sept. 03 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) in Madison received a U.S. patent on the automated production of cells that can be grown into any of the more than 200 types of cells in the body. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sept. 02 - Mingyu Liang, PhD received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the role of a specific microRNA in the development of hypertension and associated kidney injury. Wauwatosa Now
Aug. 29 - Cellular Dynamics International Inc., a Madison-based biotechnology company, was granted a patent for its stem cell production automation process. Ulrich Broeckel, MD, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, discussed the importance of this patent and how it will help research at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug. 28 - A new Wisconsin Hospital Association database on hospital costs for various procedures shows a wide variance in costs among southeast Wisconsin’s hospitals. Milwaukee Business Journal
Aug. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of a specific microRNA in the development of hypertension and associated kidney injury.
Aug. 26 - Dr. Anand Padmanabhan received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. Wauwatosa Now
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
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 - 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
Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.
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
Adults who were born with congenital heart disease find highly specialized, lifelong care at the Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, a partnership of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital.
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