VACE conducted its annual CCTS Poster Pitch Competition.  The top winners are: 

Tharunika Venkatesan- 1st 
Gaurang Vaidya- 2nd
Robert Anderson - 3rd 

Natalie Jo Hawes - Director's Award 

Dr Vaidya received second place for his research idea on using ultrasound for bedside fluid status assessment.


Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Expands Heart Failure, Transplant Services in Collaboration with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

LEXINGTON, KY. (March 31, 2021) – UK HealthCare and Norton Heart & Vascular Institute are announcing a collaboration to expand advanced heart failure, ventricular assist device (VAD) placement and heart transplant services to Kentuckians.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Kentucky, and the Commonwealth has one of the highest rates of heart disease in the country. Norton Heart & Vascular Institute will join with UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute through UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute’s Gill Affiliate Network to expand care to heart failure patients.

“By working with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute, we hope to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease across the state by expanding access to advanced heart failure care and providing more Kentuckians the opportunity to receive complex, life-saving therapies,” said Susan Smyth, M.D., director, UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute.

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