Introducing Dr. Mina Chung, a top expert on afib and lifestyle
Renowned in the afib world for her work in cardiovascular translational functional genomics
October 14, 2020
- Summary: Introducing Dr. Mina Chung, a top expert on afib and lifestyle.
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Mina Chung, MD, FHRS, is renowned in the afib world for her work in cardiovascular translational functional genomics—the basic science involved in understanding how genes in a person’s heart contribute to their afib. She has said it’s her overall goal to bring advances in afib research back to the bedside—to help those living with afib—as soon as possible.
Her patient-centric approach is just one of the reasons we’re so excited to bring Dr. Chung, a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and translational scientist, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Translational Functional Genomics, and director of the American Heart Association (AHA) COVID-19 Research Coordinating Center, to this year’s Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Virtual Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference October 30–November 1.
The American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network Center awarded Dr. Chung and a large multidisciplinary team a grant for translational studies in afib. These studies include a clinical trial testing a novel drug and lifestyle modifications for afib based on the team’s functional genomics work.
She also has contributed to multicenter clinical trials and guideline/consensus documents, including leading the 2020 AHA Scientific Statement on lifestyle and risk factor modification for reduction of afib.
Dr. Chung holds leadership roles in several professional societies. She’s been named in Best Doctors in America every year from 2001 to 2020. She is one of the best of the best in understanding the role of lifestyle in afib, and we’re delighted to provide you with the privilege of hearing from her.
During her presentation on Friday, October 30, Dr. Chung will talk about afib risk factors such as underlying heart disease, endurance exercise, thyroid conditions, and autoimmune diseases. She will also discuss genetics and gender differences in afib—including what is different for women related to stroke risk and blood thinners, and what women and their doctors should know.
She’ll also talk about ethnic differences, and stress and other lifestyle issues as they relate to afib.
When you register for the Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Virtual Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, you’ll get to hear directly from Dr. Chung and other world-renowned experts of the highest caliber.
If you missed any of our recent emails featuring this year’s Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® distinguished faculty, you can access their profiles all in one place as we release them, here.