MCW Cardiovascular/Heart Disease/Cardiothoracic Surgery News
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Mar. 25 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will conduct a research study to test whether patients who have life-threatening or life-altering traumatic brain injuries do better when they receive a medication called Tranexamic Acid (TXA), which is used to stabilize bleeding in the body.
Mar. 23 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) was lead investigator for the clinical trial for the ResQCPR system. Health Canal and Waukesha Now
Mar. 10 - The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) reports on a study by Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski that found that for every hour that adults spend sitting, the levels of artery deposits are increased by 14 percent. Dr. Kulinski presented her research at an American College of Cardiology meeting. Daily Mail and Science Daily
Mar. 9 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on people whose hearts stop beating (cardiac arrest). The devices may improve the patient’s chances of surviving cardiac arrest.
Mar. 4 - Jared Bozeman (M-3) authored a medical student perspective in the American College of Physicians’ newsletter on what it meant to him to be identified as a bone marrow donor match. American College of Physicians
Mar. 3 - In an interview with Milwaukee BizTimes, Paul Goldspink, PhD, (Physiology) discusses his research to restore organ function by exploiting aspects of the chemical and physical environment of the heart. He has created biodegradable microstructures that are bioengineered to be the same size, shape and stiffness as adult heart muscle cells, which keeps the tissue from seeing the microstructures as foreign objects and rejecting them. The findings were recently published in the international science journal Biomaterials. Biz Times
Mar. 3 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Public Schools celebrated the 10th anniversary of Project Adam; a campaign to place AEDs in schools. The campaign was founded by Dr. Stuart Berger who is now at the University of California – Davis. WISN, Fox6Now and Milwaukee Community Journal
Mar. 2 - The Cincinnati Business Courier reports on Dr. James Tweddell’s (Surgery – Pediatric Cardiothoracic) appointment as Co-Director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Milwaukee Business Journal
Mar. 2 - Dr. Stacey Gardiner (Medicine – Cardiology) discusses how to keep your heart healthy in an interview aired on Wisconsin Public Radio. Dr. Gardiner also discussed how heart disease and heart attack symptoms differ between men and women. WPR
Feb. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting volunteers for a clinical research study into kidney function and the link between premature birth and kidney disease.
Feb. 24 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that Dr. James Tweddell has been named Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. A national search will be conducted to find Dr. Tweddell’s successor at MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Feb. 17 - The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) named Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) a “Giant of Resuscitation Medicine.” ILCOR is an organization that serves as a liaison for resuscitation organizations across the globe. Wauwatosa Now
Feb. 9 - Paul Goldspink, PhD is lead author of an article published in Biomaterials that describes work by MCW scientists to create bioengineered structures that are the same size, shape and stiffness as heart muscle cells, work that may one day help doctors repair heart tissue and prevent heart failure.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Shiny Shiny and, Nanowerk
Feb. 6 - The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), an organization that serves as a liaison for resuscitation organizations across the globe, has named Tom Aufderheide, MD, a “Giant of Resuscitation Medicine.”
Jan. 29 - The 19th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, February 14, at Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports research conducted at MCW’s Cardiovascular Center. Biz Times
Jan. 28 - The delivery of tiny biodegradable microstructures to heart tissue damaged by heart attack may help repair the tissue and prevent future heart failure. A team led by cardiovascular researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) bioengineered the microstructures to be the same size, shape and stiffness as adult heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, with the goal of releasing biologically active peptides that act as cardioprotective agents.
Jan. 21 - The 19th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, February 14, at Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports research conducted at MCW’s Cardiovascular Center. Wauwatosa Now
Jan. 16 - The 19th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in which more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Jan.7 - Dr. Jennifer Strande authored an editorial in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology on the impact of stress on heart disease. The editorial accompanied an article on a Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine study that found that environmental stress is a trigger for activating a gene for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Stoneheart Newsletter
Dec. 18 - Tom Aufderheide, MD, professor of emergency medicine and director of MCW’s Resuscitation Research Center, explained the community-wide research project to evaluate new methods to treat cardiac arrest on WUWM-FM’s Lake Effect program. WUWM FM
Dec. 1 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Tom Aufderheide discusses an NIH-funded cardiac arrest clinical trial to determine which of two chest compression techniques used by emergency responders provides the best outcomes. Milwaukee is one of 11 North American cities where the clinical trial is being conducted. WPR
Nov. 26 - The survival rate for cardiac arrest in Milwaukee County has been reported one of the highest in the United States, at 12.5 percent compared to less than eight percent for the rest of the country. Research of new, innovative and more effective treatments led by the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in partnership with Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), is credited for the rise in survival rates.
Nov. 25 - Milwaukee BizTimes named Dr. Michael E. Mitchell as a 2014 Health Care Hero in the category of Advancements in Health Care. Biz Times
Nov. 17 - Dr. Ivor Benjamin was a keynote speaker at MCW’s first Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium on Friday, November 14. Biz Times
Nov. 17 - NASA awarded a $1.8 million grant to John Baker, PhD to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation. Milwaukee Business Journal and Fox 6 Now
Nov. 11 - John Baker, PhD received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from NASA to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation. Wauwatosa Now
Nov. 4 - David Friedland, MD, PhD has reported a link between a specific type of hearing loss and cardiovascular disease. Daily Chronicle
Nov. 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from NASA to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation.
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