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Numerous people may say they want to grow up to be a heart surgeon, but very few actually achieve that goal.
Holly Mewhort, MD, PhD, is one of those individuals.
Members of the public attended a special Heart Month Libin 101 event held at Calgary’s Central Library on Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m.
On Jan. 23, 2017, world-renowned cardiovascular researcher Professor Eric N. Olson PhD, was the sixth recipient of the Libin/AHFMR prize for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research at the University of Calgary.
The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is pleased to share results of the research equipment and cardiology clinical research development fund competitions, graduate and postdoctoral scholarships, as well as recent travel awards. This announcement represents disbursement of approximately $250,000 in Institute dollars.
Each year the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and its affiliates honours individuals who have contributed immensely to the advancement of cardiovascular care and sciences through a variety of awards. This year, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta’s Drs. Robert Sheldon and L. Brent Mitchell were honoured with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's Annual Achievement Award (Sheldon) and the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Achievement Award (Mitchell).
Libin member Marcello Tonelli works with international partners to develop new noncommunicable disease kits
One-third of Canadians have high cholesterol and at least half of individuals who are considered high risk are not on medications. Led by Libin Institute's director, Dr. Todd Anderson, the guidelines will be used to determine how patients should be screened, if they should be on treatment, and how they should be followed. Based on the patient’s assessment, the guidelines will then state what medications they should be on to attenuate cardiovascular risk.