AHA Scientific Sessions 2023 Late-Breaking Science Coverage

Published: 30 October 2023

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Overview

Stay up-to-date with the latest data in cardiovascular science with the help of renowned experts and emerging voices who offer concise summaries, in-depth discussions, and critical reviews to keep you informed.

 

In their regular View from the Thoraxcenter series, Prof Van Mieghem and Dr Daemen provide valuable insights into the most anticipated trials of AHA 23. With their keen awareness of cardiovascular innovation, they offer concise perspectives on late-breaking data.

 

Dr Harriette Van Spall returns with her Late-breaker Discussion series featuring ground-breaking research presented at Scientific Sessions. Join her and lead investigators as they discuss methodology, results, and impact on patient care.

 

Watch our Expert interviews for late-breaking science methodology, results and implications for practice and research in under 10 minutes.

 

Delve into the personal motivations of some of the investigators, and gain valuable insights and advice for early career researchers in our Behind the Heart series. These short videos offer an opportunity to look beyond scientific achievements and connect on a more personal level.

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Part 1

View from the Thoraxcenter

In their regular View from the Thoraxcenter series, Prof Van Mieghem and Dr Daemen provide valuable insights into the most anticipated trials of AHA 23. 

Part 2

Late-Breaker Discussions with Harriette Van Spall

Dr Harriette Van Spall, recipient of 2022's AHA Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Award, returns with her Late-breaker Discussion series featuring ground-breaking research presented at Scientific Sessions. Join her and lead investigators as they discuss methodology, results, and impact on patient care.

About the episode

AHA 2023 — Investigator Dr Dike Bevis Ojji (University of Abuja, NG) talks with Late-breaker host, Dr Harriette Van Spall (McMaster University, CA) about the Hypertension Treatment in Nigeria Program (NCT04158154).

The aim of this study (Washington University School of Medicine) and employing an interrupted time series design, is to assess the implementation and evaluation of a culturally- and contextually-adapted intervention package based on the Kaiser Permanente Northern California and World Health Organization HEARTS programs for diagnosing and treating hypertension in primary health centers in Abuja, Nigeria. The study enrolled 57,600 participants over the age of 18 with elevated blood pressure measured by a healthcare professional.

Recorded on-site at AHA Scientific Sessions 2023, Philadelphia. 

This is an independent discussion produced by Radcliffe Cardiology.

Faculty Biographies

Harriette Van Spall

Harriette Van Spall

Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of E-Health and Virtual Care

Dr Harriette Van Spall is an Associate Professor of Medicine and cardiologist and serves as Director of E-Health at McMaster University, Canada. She completed her medical and postgraduate clinical training at the University of Toronto and earned a Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University, US. Dr Van Spall is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded clinical trialist and researcher with a focus on heart failure, health services, and health disparities.

She has garnered more than $4 million in research funding, has won several research awards, and has published her work in high-impact medical journals. She is an invited speaker, media correspondent, and editorial board member active in peer review at several high-impact medications journals and grant funding agencies, including Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Dr Van Spall is an Editorial Board…

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Dike Ojji

Dike Ojji

Dr. Dike Ojji, a distinguished medical professional, completed his foundational medical education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria's premier university. His pursuit of excellence continued with postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

A highly esteemed fellow, Dr. Ojji holds memberships with the West African College of Physicians, American College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology, and Nigerian Cardiac Society. His academic journey includes earning a PhD in Cardiovascular Medicine from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Currently serving as faculty at the College of Health Sciences of the University of Abuja, Dr. Ojji is also an Honorary Consultant Physician/Cardiologist at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria.

Dr. Ojji's professional focus encompasses the pharmacotherapy of…

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