American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2021

Johns Hopkins heart experts recap sessions from the 2021 meeting.

 


Associations of Obesity and Subtypes of Heart Failure

Third-year internal medicine resident Admasu Wondmagegn discusses the connection between obesity and heart failure. He shows data that with the higher rate of obesity within the U.S., the risk of heart failure also grows with it.
Admasu Wondmagegn, MD

Admasu Wondmagegn, MD

Internal Medicine Resident

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Cardiovascular Risks

Cardiologist Garima Sharma speaks about adverse pregnancy outcomes and important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in two separate discussions focusing on health care disparities and monitoring women with pregnancy complications or preterm deliveries.
Garima Sharma, MBBS

Garima Sharma, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Evaluating the Benefit of Concomitant Tricuspid Repair During Mitral Valve Surgery

When repairing the mitral valve in an operating room, should the tricuspid valve be repaired at the same if it is leaking? Cardiac surgeon, James Gammie discusses why and how this would happen and what the effects were.
James Gammie, MD

James Gammie, MD

Surgical Lead and Co-Director
Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute

Preeclampsia and Implications for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Cardiologist Erin Michos speaks on the relationship between preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease and the impact it can have on women’s health.
Erin Michos, MD, MHS

Erin Michos, MD, MHS

Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Across a Lifespan

Cardiologist Erin Michos discusses the unique risk factors some women experience throughout their lifespan that men don’t experience related to early menstruation, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy complications and premature menopause.
Erin Michos, MD, MHS

Erin Michos, MD, MHS

Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Commonalities Between Stroke and Heart Disease

Strokes are the second leading cause of death after heart disease. Neurologist Michelle Johansen discusses the global burden and commonalities between stroke and heart disease at the ends of the age spectrum: the younger and older adult.
Michelle Johansen, MD

Michelle Johansen, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology