Category: Cardiovascular Research and Heart Health

Grateful Patient Funds New Research into Rare But Deadly Aortic Dissection

After receiving life-saving surgery for an acute aortic dissection (AAD) at Mass General a few years ago, a former patient is helping to fund research into this rare but extremely life-threatening condition. (Above, Mark Lindsay, MD, PhD, is conducting a study to search for the genetic underpinnings of acute aortic dissection.) An AAD begins with a tear in […]

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Mass General Research Wins Best Image Award at Cardiovascular Conference

Choukri Mekkaoui, PhD, a researcher at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, won the “best image” award at the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) conference in Nice, France earlier this year. He received the award for the image at top, titled “The Heart of Renoir’s Little Girl with a Spray of […]

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Study of Football Players Looks at Connection Between Weight Lifting and Heart Wall Stiffness

How much weight lifting is too much? As part of a multifaceted study funded by the NFL Players Association to assess the post-career health risks that football players face, Mass General researcher Aaron Baggish, MD, is following up on testing that indicates that intense weight lifting is responsible for making players’ heart walls stiff and inflexible, which in […]

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