AHA Scientific Sessions 2022 Late-Breaking Science Coverage

Published: 02 November 2022

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Overview

Stay updated with the latest data in cardiovascular science with the help of recognised experts and new voices offering practical summaries, in-depth discussions and critical reviews.

 

With their fingers on the pulse of cardiovascular innovation, Prof Van Mieghem and Dr Daemen offer their succinct and insightful take on the most expected trials of AHA 22 in their regular review series View from the Thoraxcenter.

 

Dr Harriette Van Spall, recipient of this year’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 talk about methodology, results, and impact on patient care.

 

This year we partner with @CardioNerds to bring the fresh perspective of a great team founded to democratize cardiovascular education. Get the most of the new data from an interview series featuring principal investigators and trainees from the CardioNerds family.

 

Look behind the scientific achievement and learn more about the personal motivations of some of the investigators, benefit from their advice for early career researchers through our Behind the Heart series.

 

More from this programme

Part 1

View from the Thoraxcenter: Review Series

In this dynamic late-breaking science preview Prof Nicolas Van Mieghem and Dr Joost Daemen (Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL) share their take on the most anticipated trials of the AHA Scientific Sessions.

Part 2

Late-breaker Discussions With Harriette Van Spall

Dr Harriette Van Spall, recipient of this year’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 talk about methodology, results, and impact on patient care.

Faculty Biographies

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Nicolas M Van Mieghem

Medical Director

Personal History

From an early age, Professor Nicolas Maria Van Mieghem decided to pursue a career that would help others. “I enjoy the feeling of being able to help someone or do something important for them. I wanted to enter a profession that would channel my energy— I was always a busy child,” he says. 

A budding athlete, he was a member of Belgium’s national swimming team but soon realized that medicine was his true calling. His father was a general cardiologist and one of his biggest influences early in his career.

Professor Van Mieghem initially intended to train as a cardiac surgeon but decided to specialise in interventional cardiology instead, following advice from a mentor. This decision was cemented when he read the first-in-human case report of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in Circulation by Alain Cribier in 2002. 

His mantra is mens sana in corpore sano (a…

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Joost Daemen

Joost Daemen

Interventional cardiologist

Dr Joost Daemen, MD, PhD obtained his degree in medicine at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam in 2005 and did 2 years of internal medicine training and 4 years of general cardiology training at the Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam. 

Joost is actively involved in several drug-eluting stent trials and is Principal Investigator of 4 trials focusing on the safety and efficacy of renal sympathetic denervation in hypertension, heart failure, vasospastic angina and heart failure. Joost is a member of the editorial board of EuroIntervention and the Netherlands Heart Journal, member of Young ICIN, and has completed courses in biomedical statistics and device training.

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