CardioNerds (Amit Goyal, Daniel Ambinder, Carine Hamo, and Karan Desai) are honored to bring to you the Braunwald Chronicles. These are stories of discovery, innovation, accidents, perseverance, and more…truly these are the stories of cardiology, directly from a father of modern cardiology himself, Dr. Eugene Braunwald. Dr. Braunwald’s life and stories together are the saga which have brought us to this day in modern cardiology. So please join us for the Braunwald Chronicles, as we journey through the history of cardiology, across 6 extraordinary chapters.
We continue with Chapter 3 where Dr. Braunwald discusses his discoveries related to the natural history of aortic stenosis, beta-blockers in heart failure and times when seizing the moment led to important contributions to the world of cardiology. Dr. Braunwald also shares insights on mentorship as he speaks fondly of his relationship with the cardiac surgeon, Dr. Andrew “Glenn” Morrow. We thank Dr. Karan Desai, Editorial APD with the CardioNerds Academy, and fellow at University of Maryland, for all the work he put into designing the Braunwald Chronicles.
Imaging and structural heart considerations for TAVR for the diagnosis and treatment of aortic stenosis are discussed by experts, cardiac imager, Dr. Sneha Vakamudi from the Cleveland Clinic and structural cardiologist, Dr. Rani Hasan from The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Don’t forget to check out CardioNerds episode 1 for a case of aortic stenosis teaching a comprehensive approach to aortic stenosis diagnosis, surveillance, imaging, management and followup. This episode dovetails with our discussion here on imaging and TAVR in aortic stenosis
On the CardioNerds Podcast Aortic Stenosis Topic Page you will find podcast episodes, an infographic, references, guest contributors and so much more.
Dr. Sneha Vakamudi is a cardiovascular imaging fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. She earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern and completed internal medicine residency at Duke. She went to Cleveland Clinic for general cardiology fellowship where she stayed on for advanced training in advanced imaging. During her time as a fellow, she also obtained a masters degree in clinical research at CWRU. She has an interest in multimodality cardiovascular imaging and its application in the management of structural heart disease.
Dr. Rani Hasan is an interventional cardiologist at John’s Hopkins Hospital, assistant professor of medicine, and assistant program director of the interventional fellowship. Most recently, he was named the director of the Structural program at Suburban Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, completed residency at the University of Pennsylvania and came back to Hopkins to complete his cardiology fellowship. During his fellowship, he earned an MHS in the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Daniel Ambinder @Dr_DanMD is a cardiology fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his medical school at University of Maryland School of Medicine and had a blast completing residency in the Osler Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is active on #CardioTwitter and is an assistant social media editor for @circAHA and @hopkinsheart. Passions include medical education, development of high quality #MedED content and bedside teaching. Clinical and research interests include resuscitation of cardiac arrest, mechanical circulatory support, coronary and structural heart disease.
Amit Goyal @AmitGoyalMD is a cardiology fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. He completed his medical school at the University of California, San Diego and went on to enjoy residency training in the Osler Program at Johns Hopkins, where he served as the Assistant Chief of Service of the Barker Firm. As ACS he founded Osler Grand Rounds, an interactive mystery case discussion, and helped establish a novel morning report structure integrating bedside skills education. He is looking forward to a career in interventional cardiology and medical education. He relishes time with friends and family including with his wife Riddhi and son Dhruv.
Heather Kagan @heatherkaganmd is an internal medicine resident in the Osler program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed medical school at Temple University. She is passionate about the intersection of arts and medicine. In medical school she was a writer for Medscape and created a humanities elective, ‘Artful Thinking’, which utilizes art observation to enhance empathy and communication skills. Her anatomical drawings have been featured on various national platforms and some of her photography can be seen at www.heatherkagan.com. Career interests include narrative medicine, general internal medicine, and medical education.