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Posts by David M. Dudzinski, MD

  • David Dudzinski, MD, director of the Heart Center Intensive Care Unit, discusses how his team combines the specialties of cardiology intensive care, cardiac anesthesia and cardiac surgery into a unified care team model to take care of the entire span of patients of acute, critical, cardiovascular illness.

  • Researchers determined that impairments in exercise capacity in patients following pulmonary embolism were due to deconditioning, suggesting a role for prescribing exercise rehabilitation to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

  • Mass General physicians presented on the podium, moderated sessions and showcased posters over 50 times at the American College of Cardiology 2018 Scientific Sessions. Some of them answered the question: “What was the most interesting topic presented at this year’s Scientific Session?"

  • Health care professionals at this year’s American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Expo discussed late-breaking research, innovative treatment approaches and brand new guidelines. The conversations carried over from the podium and conference halls onto Twitter.

  • At the ACC.18 Scientific Session and Expo, physicians and researchers from Mass General's Corrigan Minehan Heart Center will present their world-leading research and innovative approaches. Here are the eight can't miss sessions and presentations.

Biography

Dr. Dudzinski is a cardiologist, cardiac intensivist and echocardiographer at Harvard Medical School and Mass General.  Dr. Dudzinski trained at Mass General, where he was a chief resident, and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, adult comprehensive echocardiography and critical care medicine. He serves as a staff cardiac intensivist in the cardiac and cardiac surgical intensive care units, with a clinical expertise centered on the nascent field of critical care cardiology. 

 Dr. Dudzinski’s academic interests are in pulmonary embolism (PE), right ventricle function, procedural echocardiography, aortic disease, quality improvement, medical education, resuscitation science and emergency cardiovascular care and critical care cardiology. Dr. Dudzinski conducts empiric research on imaging in PE, has been involved in the growth of the Mass General Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT), and has long-term interests in improving PE related mortality, cardiopulmonary function of PE survivors and augmenting public health awareness of PE. Dr. Dudzinski is also an expert in quality of care, specifically appropriate use criteria (AUC) as applied to diagnostic imaging. He serves as the safety officer for both the Mass General  cardiac intensive care unit and echocardiography laboratory. 

 Dr. Dudzinski invests significant time in medical education, advocating for creation of formal cardiology-critical care fellowship training, and formally teaching medical students, residents, fellows and internists about electrocardiography, echocardiography, intensive care and stress testing. Dr. Dudzinski is also an attorney with expertise in the scientific and legal aspects of the regulation of protein-based therapeutics, and he serves on the American College of Cardiology’s national medical professional liability working group.