Medical Insider Blog

Blog Dedicated to Research Launched

  • Posted Jun 01, 2009
  • Alan Niederman, MD, FACC, FACP

bright-ideaWelcome to the JMHVRI blog. My purpose in hosting this blog is to be personal and educational. I will strive to bring the practice of cardiology and the groundbreaking research that my colleagues and I do to your attention. We are here for our community as Holy Cross and the Sisters of Mercy have been for over 50 years.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Much has been learned over the past years but significant issues still remain. Information is now widely available on the Internet but much of it requires interpretation and some is just incorrect. This site will be a place to discuss these issues and concerns.

The JMHVRI is involved in groundbreaking research. We are the only site in South Florida for some of this work. I will highlight these studies so that you can participate or pass the information on to others who might be in need.

Our research institute is currently working on Adult Stem Cell therapy for the treatment of angina which can not be remedied with medication, surgery or angioplasty and as a treatment for heart failure which is still problematic in spite of all known therapies.

We are working on new therapy to replace Coumadin, as well as a new class of drugs known as Thrombin inhibitors for the treatment of clots. On new ways to treat high cholesterol, on new treatments for heart attacks, on novel drugs for the treatment of congestive heart failure to name just a few of our projects. I will inform you in depth about all these projects and more.

It is an exciting journey and I welcome you to join me.


About Holy Cross Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital is a nonprofit, Catholic hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, dedicated to innovative, high quality and compassionate care. For nearly six decades, Holy Cross has continuously expanded its services to provide leading-edge care for their patients in Florida and for those from elsewhere in the United States. Holy Cross also offers an International Services program to ensure that patients from outside the U.S. receive the care they need.

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