Kranias Honored at AHA Scientific Sessions

Litsa Kranias, PhD, Hanna Professor and Director of cardiovascular biology and co-director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence at UC, was among a select group of researchers invited to discuss her contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions Chicago 2014 Nov. 15-19.

Kranias, named a 2009 American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist, and other researchers were honored by the AHA with a special reception.

She identified a genetic variant in a cardiac protein that can be linked to heart rhythm malfunction and sudden cardiac death in dilated cardiomyopathy patients. The study was published in the October 2013 edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association; she presented new findings in this area along with potential therapeutic venues at the 2014 AHA meeting.

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