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February is American Heart Month – GW Experts Available to Comment

WASHINGTON (Feb. 18, 2016) — Cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., responsible for one in three deaths each year. Experts at the George Washington University (GW) are available to comment on heart health-related stories.

Please contact Lisa Anderson at lisama2@gwu.edu or 202-994-3121 to speak with heart experts at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences:

William Borden, M.D., associate professor of medicine and director of Healthcare Delivery Transformation, is an expert in lipid therapy

Brian Choi, M.D., associate professor of medicine and radiology and co-director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging, is an expert in cardiac imaging

Richard Katz, M.D., Bloedorn Professor of Cardiology, director of the Division of Cardiology, and director of the GW Heart and Vascular Institute, is an expert in cardiac risk factors, heart failure, and mobile health

Jannet Lewis, M.D., professor of medicine, director of Non-Invasive Cardiology, and director of the GW Women's Heart Center, is an expert in women’s cardiac health and echocardiography

Ramesh Mazhari, M.D., associate professor of medicine, is an expert in cardiac catheterization, myocardial infarction, and cardiac genomics

Marco Mercader, M.D., associate professor of medicine, is an expert in atrial fibrillation

Gurusher Panjrath, M.D., assistant professor of medicine director of Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, is an expert in heart failure, heart transplant and community health

Jonathan Reiner, M.D., professor of medicine and director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, is an expert in cardiac catheterization, myocardial infarction, and out of hospital cardiac arrest

Allen Solomon, M.D., professor of medicine, is an expert in cardiac arrhythmias and anticoagulation

Cynthia Tracy, M.D., professor of medicine, associate director of the Division of Cardiology and director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, is an expert in cardiac arrhythmias

Alan Wasserman, M.D., chairman of the Department of Medicine and Eugene Meyer Professor of Medicine, is an expert in cardiac testing, coronary, and valve disease

Please contact Kathy Fackelmann at kfackelmann@gwu.edu or 202-994-8354 to interview Dr. Wood at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW:

Susan F. Wood, Ph.D., executive director of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, can talk about how women are underrepresented in cardiovascular disease research, a gender gap that must be closed if we are to improve treatment for women with heart disease. Without more women enrolled in clinical trials on heart disease, Wood says many questions remain about the best way to prevent and treat heart disease in women.