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Research    Clinical Research    Cardiology

CU Anschutz Set to Launch Gene Therapy Trials for Heart Disorder

It started in the early 1990s as a registry of patients with a heart condition. Today, data from more than 2,000 families with dilated cardiomyopathy is informing the next generation of therapies for this serious disease.

Together, cardiologist Luisa Mestroni, MD, and geneticist Matthew Taylor, MD, PhD, both professors in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, have helped thousands of patients in the clinic. They’ve also studied many of the over 50 genes associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In the following Q&A, they explain their research and the gene therapy clinical trials that will be launching on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus during the first half of 2024.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 20, 2024
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Patient Care    Cardiology

Top 10 Ways to Keep High Blood Pressure at Bay

Like your home’s plumbing system, if a “pipe” clogs or corrodes and bursts within your vascular system, it can create a destructive mess, even leading to an all-systems failure if not addressed. Constant, high-pressure flow weakens arteries, and can knock corrosive plaque loose, creating a dangerous barrier. The best way to prevent a blowout? Take care of your house.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date December 04, 2023
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Heart    Pediatric surgery    Cardiology    Gates Summer Internship Program

Patch May Successfully Treat Congenital Heart Defects

Using laboratory engineered tissue, scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a full thickness, biodegradable patch that holds the promise of correcting congenital heart defects in infants, limiting invasive surgeries and outlasting current patches.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date November 27, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Cardiology

When the Beat Goes Wrong: Cardiologist Explains Arrhythmias

Lohit Garg, MBBS, grew curious about the workings of the heart from a young age. His interest was tinged with personal heartache as he watched several family members battle cardiac disease, especially his grandfather.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 14, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Cardiology

Stroke Drug Offers Neuroprotection Without Long-Term Impact on Memory and Learning

A promising new stroke drug that temporarily inhibits a key protein in the brain without causing lasting harm may significantly change the future treatment of cerebral and global ischemia, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. 

Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 23, 2023
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