AHA Researcher of the Week: Kayvan Najarian, PhD

Kayvan Najarian, PhD, an American Heart Association-supported researcher, is another example of the extraordinary things happening here at the University of Michigan thanks to AHA funding. His AHA funds are being used to ultimately create an assistive system - AngioAid – that would provide clinicians and caregivers with a more reliable and quantitative assessment of coronary angiogram, and as such, it can help improve the quality of the care provided to patients. Additionally, it is expected that the use of AngioAid would reduce the overall cost and therefore the financial burden on both patients and healthcare systems. 

Supporting the Washtenaw County Heart Walk is one way to give back and continue to help fund important research initiatives such as this. Please consider participating in the U-M Heart Walk campaign by creating/joining a team and fundraising for the cause (click here). A flier is also attached with more information. We need your help to reach the U-M team’s fundraising goal of $50,000! Thank you for helping make advances in cardiovascular research and education! If you have any questions, please contact me at (734) 232-1866 or via email at fischert@med.umich.edu.