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NHLBI Issued News Release to Coincide with MD/PhD Student’s Publication in Circulation

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) issued a News Release to coincide with the publication of MD/PhD graduate, Jorge Alvarez, in Circulation. Dr. Alvarez’ publication identifies important rish factors for death and transplantation in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. The study, supported by the NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was Dr. Alvarez’ dissertation research.

“Competing risks for death and cardiac transplantation in children with dilated cardiomyopathy: results from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry”, was published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association on August 16th. Using the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry the study identified important predictors of death before children undergo cardiac transplantation. By physicians utilizing these predictors nationwide, they will be able to save children who otherwise would have died or would not have benefited from transplantation. More