AHA 2023 CardioNerds Conference Scholars Late-Breaking Video Collection

Published: 16 November 2023

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In 2023, we are excited to partner with @CardioNerds, a dynamic team dedicated to democratizing cardiovascular education. Experience a fresh perspective on the new data through an interview series featuring principal investigators and ambassadors from the CardioNerds family. 


These interviews are supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc. This content is not intended for UK HCPs.

About the episode

AHA 2023 — Investigator, Dr Jeffrey Carson (Rutgers University, US) joined Dr Nazli Okumus, CardioNerds Ambassador to discuss findings from the MINT trial (NCT02981407). 


The aim of this randomised, parallel assignment trial (Rutgers) is to compare liberal and restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategies in patients who have had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and are anemic. Investigators enrolled 3,506 patients with AMI and a hemoglobin level less than 10 g/dL at 144 centers in the United States, Canada, France, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia. Patients will be randomized to either a liberal or restrictive transfusion strategy. The primary endpoint is a composite of all-cause death or recurrent MI within 30 days following randomization.


Findings presented at AHA showed that the MINT trial did not demonstrate a statistically significant recurrence in the rate of 30-day death or recurrent MI in patients with acute MI and anaemia assigned to a restrictive transfusion strategy as compared to a liberal strategy. While not statistically significant, point estimates for the primary outcome and secondary outcomes consistently favoured a liberal transfusion strategy. 


Recorded on-site at AHA 2023, Philadelphia.


Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc. This content is not intended for UK HCPs.

Faculty Biographies

Nazli Okumus

Nazli Okumus

Dr. Nazli Okumus is currently in her third year as a Cardiology Fellow at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, PA, where she is dedicated to advancing her training in interventional cardiology. She successfully completed her residency at Case Western MetroHealth in Cleveland, OH. Her commitments extend to serving as a member of the SCAI Political Action Committee, contributing to the ACC FIT Editorial Fellowship program Advocacy section, and acting as the CardioNerds Ambassador, representing her fellowship program while participating in the CardioNerds IC and CCC committees. In addition, she is actively engaged in digital education and mentorship, with a particular emphasis on empowering women in medicine. Her research and clinical interests encompass cardiogenic shock, valvular heart disease, and complex coronary interventions. Dr. Okumus is fervently committed to patient advocacy and addressing health disparities.

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Jeffrey Carson

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