CCF-Funded Studies to be Recognized at AHA Conference
Study findings from two CCF-funded research studies are being presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, which is now virtual and taking place November 13-17.
Study findings from Jennifer L. Conway, M.D., FRCPC will be featured in a poster presentation, “Balancing Exercise Risk with Cardiovascular Health in Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.” Dr. Conway of Stollery Children’s Hospital in Alberta, Canada was the recipient of a CCF 2019 Research Grant for “Cardiovascular Disease Risk Profile in Children with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.” Her study investigated cardiovascular disease risk profiles and behaviors of children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) to determine if children with HCM are at a greater risk for acquired cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. The study also sought feedback from children and their parents on their perceptions of a heart-healthy lifestyle and barriers to achieving such a lifestyle.
The second study that will be recognized is Melanie Groper, M.D.’s “Distinct Biomarker Profiles for Pediatric and Adult Dilated Cardiomyopathy,” which will be presented at the Young Hearts Early Career Investigator session. The findings are based on a 2018 CCF-funded grant with the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. “Distinction of serum biomarkers of heart failure between children and adults with dilated cardiomyopathy” was conducted with Kathleen Simpson, M.D. at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.
Research Study Summaries