Collaborative Scientific Statement Points to Benefits of ‘Radial-First’ Interventional Strategy

Performing interventional cardiology procedures through the radial artery in the patient’s wrist, rather than the femoral artery in the groin, can improve patient outcomes, according to Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Maria Delgado-Lelievre, M.D., right, monitoring patient Anny Stanzione at UHealth's new Hypertension Clinic.

UHealth's New Hypertension Clinic Offers In-Depth Screening for Stroke and Cardiac Risk

UHealth’s new Hypertension Clinic provides in-depth screening and personalized treatment for high blood pressure, the number one risk for heart attack and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States. “About 45 percent of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, but many don’t realize it until they show up in the emergency room,” said Maria Carolina Delgado-Lelievre, M.D., assistant professor of medicine.

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A patient undergoing radiation therapy.

$2 Million NCI Grant Funds Research to Protect Kidneys from Radiation Therapy

A cross-departmental team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study ways to protect kidneys from radiation therapy. Specifically, the investigators will be seeking new information about the molecular mechanisms of radiation nephropathy.

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Feng Gong, Ph.D., enjoys the interactive aspects of teaching M.D. and M.D./MPH students and training residents.

Miller School Professors Recognized for Promoting Positive Learning Environment in PULSE 360 Survey

In all, 33 Miller School professors received high scores for promoting a positive learning environment in the first PULSE 360 Survey for Faculty-Learner Engagement. The survey was performed by the Physicians Development Program Inc., an independent organization, to allow comparison to national data and to assure anonymous feedback to individual faculty members.

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About 33 million people worldwide have AFib, the most common type of heart rhythm disorder, or arrhythmia, and a condition that can lead to stroke or death.

Miller School Cardiologists Publish JAMA Editorial on ECG Screening to Prevent AFib-Related Strokes

Two Miller School cardiologists contributed an editorial to the Journal of the American Medical Association about new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding the use of electrocardiogram screening to prevent cardioembolic strokes related to atrial fibrillation (AFib).

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