Supporting heart health throughout life
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally. Research to improve cardiovascular health is critical for reducing the human and financial toll on our patients and communities.
Our studies in cardiovascular health involve many populations including children, pregnant people and adults. Our clinical studies of cardiac imaging, valvular disease and cardiac electrophysiology are informing approaches to care. Our hypertension research program is also well established. We have participated in several landmark multicenter trials funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to understand risk factors and optimize treatment for hypertension. With nearly half of adults living with hypertension, innovative approaches to identify and treat hypertension, such as through remote blood pressure monitoring, are critical.
- Elyse Kharbanda, MD, MPH
- Karen Margolis, MD, MPH
- Katie Moriarty, MD
- William Nelson, MD
- Patrick O’Connor, MD, MA, MPH
- Mohammed Rizvi, MBBS
- Ugochi Ukah, PhD, MPH
- Dennis Zhu, MD
Improving recognition and management of hypertension in youth in a large rural health system
Addressing cardiovascular risk early can have a profound impact on lives. That’s why we are working to adapt an existing, effective clinical decision support (CDS) tool. It will be used in Essentia Health, which serves a rural population, to advance implementation science and address a critical need for youth at risk for cardiovascular disease.