News & Events
TUHVI Researchers Find Change in Heart Attack Patterns Post-Katrina
A Tulane research team headed by Dr. Anand Irimpen presented important new findings on an increase in heart attack rates in New Orleanians after Hurricane Katrina at the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Session in San Francisco. The study suggests that a stressful natural disaster could have a tangible effect on people's heart health. Read More in The Times-Picayune»
Tulane Surgeons Perform Revolutionary New Heart Procedure
Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute recently stepped in to repair an aortic dissection using a novel minimally invasive, saving the patient's life with a procedure that is thought to have never been preformed before. TUHVI director of vascular surgery, Dr. Albert D. Sam II lead the revolutionary procedure, repairing the tear to the aorta with minimal damage. Read More»
TUHVI Now Has A Quarterly Newsletter!
We are very excited to introduce On the Pulse, The Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute's new newsletter. Inside you'll find the latest updates from our faculty, fellows and staff. Stay up to date on all of our latest research and events!
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Atrial Fibrillation Seminar
On Saturday, November 10 from noon to 2 at the National World War II Museum, John Pigott, MD and Colleen Johnson, MD gave an educational seminar on atrial fibrillation to the public. Sufferers of atrial fibrillation and their loved ones heard a presentation and asked questions about living with the disease and potential treatment options.
TUHVI Wins Big at LA ACC Annual Meeting
At this year’s Louisiana American College of Cardiology meeting on November 9 and 10, a poster presented by Tulane Department of Medicine residents Matthew N. Peters, MD, Morgan J. Katz, MD, John C. Moscona, MD, Mohi E. Alkadri, MD, former TUHVI interventional fellows Vikram S. Nijjar, MD, Mohannad B. Bisharat, MD, and faculty members Patrice Delafontaine, MD, and Anand A. Irimpen, MD entitled "Alteration in the Chronobiology of Onset of Acute Myocardial Infarction in New Orleans Residents Following Hurricane Katrina" won first place.
NIH Awards $20 Million for LA CaTS
NIH Awards $20 Million Grant for Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center. Tulane University Health Sciences Center is one of four Primary Collaborating Institutions to Join in this Single Louisiana Research Initiative. Dr. Patrice Delafontaine is the Principal Investigator and leader of the LA CaTS Center for Tulane University School of Medicine. The LA CaTS Center will provide an infrastructure across the academic institutions of Louisiana to facilitate research in chronic disease prevention and improved health care in underserved populations. Read more »
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