American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2023


Johns Hopkins heart experts recap sessions from the 2023 meeting.

A Confluence of Risk: Navigating the Intersection of Cardiovascular, Kidney and Metabolic Health

Recent research identifies a strong connection between chronic kidney disease and heart disease, known as cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic syndrome. Dr. Chiadi Ndumele discusses how these conditions together may result in pre-mature death.
Chiadi Ndumele

Chiadi Ndumele

Robert E. Meyerhoff Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Clinical Connection

Digital Health Intervention for Atrial Fibrillation Management

Dr. Nino Isakadze shares how a comprehensive, multi-component intervention using digital health technology can improve outcomes for patients living with atrial fibrillation.

Arterial Skeletonization Appears to Offer Protection Against Deep Sternal Infection Following BIMA Use

New research reveals internal mammary artery skeletonization, a surgical technique, helps reduce chances of serious chest wound infection after heart bypass surgery in patients with diabetes.

Associations Between Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology Intrauterine Insemination with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

A new study shows a modest risk increase of adverse pregnancy outcomes for those with cardiometabolic risk factors undergoing fertility treatments like assisted reproductive technology (such as IVF) or intrauterine insemination.
Anum Minhas

Anum Minhas

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Assessing the Contribution of Racial Differences in Elevated Lipoprotein (a) Levels to Disparities in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

A new study reveals high levels of Lipoprotein(a) are twice as likely to contribute to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in Black patients compared to White patients.

Novel Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Health and Disease

New research identifies protein MMP7 is associated with future risk of high blood pressure. Dr. Lena Mathews discusses the importance of studying proteins in the blood, and how this could potentially lead to new drug targets for the prevention ...
Lena Mathews, M.D., M.H.S.

Lena Mathews, M.D., M.H.S.

Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associations Between Hysterectomy and Incident Metabolic Syndrome

Women who have a hysterectomy are at an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions contributing to heart disease, according to new research. Dr. Erin Michos explains the connections.
Erin Michos, MD, MHS

Erin Michos, MD, MHS

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