FIT Insights

The FIT Insights offers a biweekly blog of the impact of American Heart Association (AHA) science on the practice and research of cardiovascular and stroke professionals from the next-generation of healthcare professionals (Fellows in Training). Here, you'll gain fresh perspectives and insights on the ways late-breaking science influences patient care and research.

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  • FIT Insights - The PIONEER-HF trial: An important addition to heart failure armamentarium
    Aug. 15, 2019 | Ujjwal Rastogi, MD
    Out of many late-breaking trials presented at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Chicago, the trial that stood out was the PIONEER-HF trial. The trial addressed both the knowledge gap and practice gap that currently exist in managing patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).
  • FIT Insights - Profile of a Global Champion and Advocate of Cardiovascular Health: Dr. Kathryn Taubert Offers Advice for Early Career Professionals and Women
    Aug. 1, 2019 | Clauden Louis, MD
    Dr. Kathryn A. Taubert is a consummate professional and prominent cardiovascular researcher and leader. She is a national authority on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) having assisted in establishing international guidelines and strategic planning for reducing its global disease burden. She is the current Vice President of International Science and Health Strategies for the American Heart Association residing in Basel Switzerland where she assists in establishing international collaborations with the WHO and the UN.
  • FIT Insights - Non St-Elevation Myocardial Infarction – When Should We Intervene? A Million Dollar Question
    July 15, 2019 | Prasanna Sengodan, MD
    Awareness of heart diseases and it’s social and economic burden has increased among the general public in recent times, thanks to advancements in medical therapy and increasing awareness primarily driven by social media. There has been an overall reduction in the incidence of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction as shown by McManus and colleagues who found that the incidence rates of STEMI decreased from 121 per 100,000 to 77 per 100,000, while the incidence rates of NSTEMI has increased from 126 per 100,000 to 132 per 100,000.
  • FIT Insights - A Career and Life Built on Conviction and Commitment: Dr. Jennifer Lawton Shares the Secrets of Her Success
    July 1, 2019 | Mahesh Anantha Narayanan, MD
    It’s tough enough to be successful in one or two career roles and still have a happy, fulfilled family life. Dr. Jennifer Lawton is doing what might seem to others as near- impossible: succeeding in three career roles and making things work well at home, too. She has achieved excellence in the competitive field of cardiothoracic (CT) surgery while performing original research and being a world-class educator.