This September, the GW Heart & Vascular Institute team completed the 10th Annual Medical Mission to Honduras. Our team provides life-saving pacemakers and defibrillators to patients in need.
The Mission was awarded a $10,000 donation from the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, the charitable arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ) on August 12th. Community organizations, leaders and hundreds of residents from Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia gathered in Prince George's County at the FYM Foundation's Aid to Humanity event to support organizations that provide positive social impact.
Dr. Joseph Krepp was awarded a research grant of $82,560 from Pfizer to study Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis in Patients with Suspected Hypertensive Heart Disease.
GW Heart Failure section has continued to grow over the past few years. The section takes a truly multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach and comprises of an experienced and compassionate team.
The GW Heart & Vascular Institute continued support of a wide range of programs in education, research, and community service to advance clinical care. The following are highlights of our accomplishments this academic year.
Richard Katz, M.D., Bloedorn Professor of Cardiology, director of the Division of Cardiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and director of the GW Heart & Vascular Institute, has been awarded $1.9 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for a three-year project to study the combined use of mobile phones and community health workers to enhance patient management of chronic disease. This research is part of a portfolio of projects that will advance the field of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research and provide patients with information that will help them make better-informed decisions about their care.
Jonathan S. Reiner, MD, professor of medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the GW Hospital, was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s The Situation Room about Former President George W. Bush’s recent heart procedure.