Stories Related to Cardiovascular Science for 2018

Renowned cardiology expert to open newly named VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series

Oct. 2, 2018

Exercise helps keep the heart healthy, but could it help teach us how to treat cardiac disease? That’s the question leading cardiologist Anthony Rosenzweig will address as he opens the ...

The spark of connection: VTCRI scientist awarded a new federal grant to study cardiac conduction in health, disease

Sept. 6, 2018

Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a new five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes ...

The heart: digital or analog? VTCRI researchers shed dramatic new light on disorders of heart bioelectricity

Aug. 26, 2018

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found evidence that may disrupt conventional understanding about how electrical activity travels in the heart — a discovery that potentially ...

American Heart Association award to support biological sciences graduate student at VTCRI who studies how viral infection can cause sudden cardiac death

Aug. 3, 2018

The American Heart Association awarded Patrick Calhoun, a biological sciences graduate student, a predoctoral fellowship to carry out his dissertation research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in the ...

VTCRI scientists and Carilion clinicians are first to identify the perinexus in the human heart; potential implications for atrial fibrillation

June 6, 2018

A collaborative research team is on a quest to collapse a tiny pocket between cardiac cells that can cause big problems. Called the perinexus, the structure spans only tenths of ...

Leading clinician scientist on women’s and African-American cardiovascular health to speak at VTCRI today

Feb. 15, 2018

Elizabeth Ofili, the director of the Clinical Research Center and senior associate dean of clinical and translational research at the Morehouse School of Medicine, will speak at the Virginia Tech ...