27 Studies to be Presented on Topics Critical to the Cardiology Community
NEW YORK (March 27, 2014) – Investigators from Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will present findings from 27 studies at the upcoming American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session (ACC.14), being held March 29 – 31 in Washington, D.C.
“The robust data from these studies encompass research that could potentially lead to improved mechanisms for treating life-threatening ailments,” said Mario J. Garcia, M.D., chief, Division of Cardiology, Montefiore and Einstein, and co-director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care. “These data highlight our commitment to conducting research that can impact the way we treat cardiovascular disease.”
This year's meeting will feature lectures, debates, symposia, oral abstracts and poster presentations made by nationally and internationally renowned experts on the latest cardiology research and is expected to be the most comprehensive cardiology annual meeting to date. Findings from Montefiore/Einstein researchers will cover a wide range of topics, including acute coronary syndromes, congenital heart disease, non-invasive imaging and pulmonary thrombo-embolic disease.
Among several other Montefiore/Einstein faculty panelists and session moderators, Robert Pass, M.D., director, Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore; and associate professor, Pediatrics, Einstein, will discuss the use of implantable defibrillators in children on Monday, March 31.
“Montefiore’s goal is to offer patients the most comprehensive and cutting-edge care available,” said Robert E. Michler, M.D., surgeon-in-chief, Montefiore; professor and chairman, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Montefiore and Einstein and co-director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care. “This is made possible by a remarkable team of specialists and researchers at Montefiore and Einstein who use knowledge to drive innovation. We are proud to join the Cardiology community-at-large in sharing our findings and helping to improve patient care and outcomes.”
Selected data to be presented by Montefiore/Einstein researchers include:
Researchers for each of these studies as well as other Montefiore/Einstein faculty who are attending the meeting are available to speak with media.