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UT RESEARCHER AWARDED NIH GRANT TO IMPROVE CARDIAC FUNCTION IN HEART ATTACK PATIENTS
Memphis, Tennessee (July 29, 2005) – Yao Sun, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a 1.4 million dollar National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to investigate how to improve cardiac function in patients following a heart attack.
“Chronic heart failure appears most commonly in patients who have suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI). We are trying to better understand the cardiac repairing processes post-MI, which are usually degenerative, so that interventions can be developed that will improve cardiac function and lead to higher survival rates and longer, healthier lives for these patients,” said Dr. Sun.
research promises to make a positive impact on the recovery rate of heart
patients. She is internationally recognized for her cardiac research, and has
been invited to present her findings in Europe and
Dr. Sun received
her MD and PhD from
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