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Advances in Motion provides health care professionals with information about the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical advances from Massachusetts General Hospital. Stay tuned as we add new specialties.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Mechanical clot removal vastly improves LVO stroke outcomes. Patients should be screened for benefits.


Featured In Cardiovascular

Many patients with complex CAD are high-risk and ineligible for surgical treatment. Alternative and advanced interventions at Mass General are proving to be effective.

Cardiovascular, Coronary Artery Disease

While moderate-intensity exercise is cardioprotective, researchers question high-intensity exercise.


Women with CHD have more thrombosis/thromboembolic events from oral contraceptives. Despite recommendations against, some high-risk patients still use them.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular

A 47-year-old with a history of a childhood posterior fossa cyst complicated by hydrocephalus requiring a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt was evaluated at Mass General.


The Latest Cardiovascular Advances

Researchers found that a mismatch in left ventricular and mitral valve ring size can predict whether a patient is at a higher risk of recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair.

In one of the first large systematic surveys of the frequency and implications of supply/demand-related Type 2 Myocardial Infarction, a suite of risk factors has been identified to help ensure patients receive proper care.

Contributing Physicians

Director of the Center for Genomic Medicine , Ofer and Shelley Nemirovsky MGH Research Scholar, Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative at the Broad institute

Sekar Kathiresan

Cardiac Surgeon, Co-Director, Heart Valve Program, Quality Director, Division of Cardiac Surgery

Serguei Melnitchouk, MD

Education & Training Opportunities

November 29

The Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center prepares future health care professionals and trains providers in innovative therapies and care. As part of these efforts, the center hosts regular Grand Rounds presentations from thought leaders and researchers on important cardiology topics. Cardiology Grand Rounds is open to all healthcare professionals.

November 11

The AHA's Annual Scientific Sessions conference is a global exchange for cardiovascular scientists and clinicians where cutting-edge science and clinical practices are discussed and debated. Specialists from Massachusetts General Hospital will present leading research and innovative treatment approaches in cardiovascular care.

Clinical Trials

In Cardiovascular

The Spaulding Research Registry is a database of people who have had a stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury and wish to be considered for participation in research studies at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

In Cardiovascular

The overall aim of this research is to see if we can identify a gene or genes that play a role in the development of MVP that could be used to screen people for MVP and lead to early diagnosis.