Frederico M. Asch, MD presented analysis from his late breaking clinical trial, COAPT. The echocardiography characteristics of the COAPT population, strengthens the need to identify a consistent baseline for enrolling patients in an effort to replicate similar results when used in clinical practice. “…clearly the fact that the results were so different, the outcomes were so different, makes it extremely important that we understand who exactly was enrolled in COAPT,” Asch said. Learn more.
Washington, D.C., (December 4, 2018) —MedStar Heart in partnership with CardioCell has been approved to conduct an investigational new drug clinical trial, called STEMVAD at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. The goal of this study is to determine whether stem cell therapy improves myocardial function in patients with severe heart failure. “Innovative therapies to improve heart function and outcomes of patients with advanced heart failure are sorely needed,” said Selma Mohammed, MD, PhD. Read more.
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MedStar Health researchers published a report highlighting two cases of COVID-19 infection with myoc...
- Collaborative Research from MedStar Investigators Evaluates Racial Variations in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Outcomes
A collaborative team of researchers from across MedStar Health and partners published their work to ...
- June Peer-Reviewed Publications from MedStar Health
Congratulations to all MedStar researchers who had articles published in June 2020. The selected ...
The researchers from MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, led by Ron Waksman, MD, found, in their first-of-its-kind trial, that transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with low surgical risk showed no deaths or disabling strokes within 30 days of undergoing the procedure. This is a “strong signal” that it is safe for these patients as an alternative to the current standard of care. Read more.