Cardiovascular physicians at UHealth – University of Miami Health System are the first in the Southeast U.S. to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System has been shown to reduce hospital admissions by more than one-third when used by physicians to manage heart failure. It was implanted at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.
The CardioMEMS HF System, the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device, features a sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) during a non-surgical procedure to directly measure PA pressure. Increased PA pressures appear before weight and blood pressure changes, which are often used as indirect measures of worsening heart failure, a condition that affects more than 5.1 million people in the U.S.
A leading human geneticist at the Miller School has been honored for her lifelong contribution to psychiatric disease research. The 2014 Snow and Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG), was presented to Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.
Elaine and Sydney Sussman Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology Presented to Dr. Alan W. Heldman
Before a packed auditorium full of family, friends, and University and Miller School of Medicine leadership, longtime philanthropists Sydney and Elaine Sussman made their latest gift in the hopes of improving care for cardiovascular patients for generations to come. The Sussmans presented the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology to Alan W. Heldman, M.D. during an October 7 ceremony.
Infectious Disease Researchers Awarded $1.2 Million to Integrate HIV Primary Care in Community Healthcare Settings
Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases have been awarded $1.2 million by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a four-year project that will introduce a patient-centered medical home to integrate HIV primary care in the community healthcare setting.
Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology and member of the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received a $250,000 grant from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to research personalized treatment of breast tumors with multi-hormone combinations.
Psychological stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk for age-related diseases, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this relationship are unknown. An international group of researchers from Germany and the U.S. has discovered a biochemical change in a specific gene that causes this risk, a finding that may lead to improved treatments for diseases of aging.