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Cincinnati Edition: COVID 'long haulers' face symptoms months...

January 4, 2021

Richard Becker, MD, director of the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, spoke with WVXU for a segment about his interaction with former COVID patients who are still battling health ailments related to fighting off the pandemic. Becker said worldwide there are 80 million known cases of COVID-19 and 1.7 million who died as a result. That means more than 78 million people have survived infection including 600,000 in the state of Ohio.

UC researchers tackle cardiomyopathy in the lab

November 14, 2020

Two investigators in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine present their research findings at the 2020 American Heart Association Virtual Scientific Sessions. Brittany Duncan, a doctoral student in molecular, cellular and biochemical pharmacology, is testing an investigational drug’s impact on diabetic cardiomyopathy in animal models. Her colleague, Sholeh Bazrafshan, MD, a visiting scholar, is examining the impact exercise-related stress can have on individuals who carry a genetic variant of a heart protein linked to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, commonly known as an enlarged heart.

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