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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

Experimental “knockout” models are useful to study gene function. This poster highlights naturally-occurring null mutations and their phenotypic consequences in humans.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Mass General’s Rory Weiner, MD and Meagan Wasfy, MD discuss the motivation behind the recently released curriculum for sports cardiology and its integration into existing cardiovascular care teams.

Given many competitive athletes and highly active people have an increased risk of cardiovascular events, a Massachusetts General Hospital team offers a core curriculum for sports cardiology and its integration into existing cardiovascular care teams, research, and training requirements and board certification.

A study out of Mass General finds that gender may influence how fat is distributed and thus influence metabolic risk.

Vascular access complications are a common after electrophysiological procedures. Direct US visualization with micropuncture needle reduces complications.

The Latest Cardiovascular Advances

A 41-year-old woman presented to Massachusetts General Hospital with chest pain

Data on cardiac arrest in SCAD are scarce. The results of a Mass General SCAD registry review beg the question: do ICD therapy risks exceed the complications?

Contributing Physicians

Co-Director, Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program

Malissa J. Wood, MD

Director, Preventive Cardiology, Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Pradeep Natarajan, MD, MMSc

Education & Training Opportunities

January 17, 2018 - May 13, 2018

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 11-15, 2017

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

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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.

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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.