Bradley Spieler, M.D.
Suresh Alahari, Ph.D.
Dan Kapusta, Ph.D.
Zee Ali, M.D.
LSU Health Sciences Center was represented at the American Heart Association Heart Walk on November 17th at Lasalle Park in Metairie. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in America and has a higher-than-average incidence in south Louisiana. Each year ~600,000 Americans die of heart disease with an average of one death every 38 seconds. LSU’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence is at the forefront of research and discovery of treatments for cardiac disease and is supported through grants from the American Heart Association, amongst others.
Forty five LSUHSC faculty, staff, and students signed up to participate or fundraise for the team, raising over $1300 in funds for the effort. Members from multiple schools such as students from the School of Nursing assisted in staffing the event. LSU’s presence was recognized in formal event materials and with a shout-out during the morning’s warm up.
Thank you to all who participated and contributed; we know that heart disease is something with which many of our colleagues will have personal or family experience with, and are proud of our campus’s commitment to this endeavor which underscores our passion and pledge to the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.