Reva Balakrishnan, MD, MPH

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May 19th, 2014

Case: A Young Pregnant Woman with Prior Valvular Disease and Increasing Dyspnea on Exertion

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Reva Balakrishnan presents the case of a 22-year-old pregnant woman with a history of valvular disease who is experiencing an increase in dyspnea on exertion.


November 19th, 2013

Does It Matter that I Miss Another Late-Breaking (“Heart-Breaking”) Session at AHA?

This Fellow needs to leave AHA early and wonders what she is missing.


November 17th, 2013

Clinical Lipidology Becomes a Controversial Field

This cardiology Fellow finds heat and light at a lively session on the new prevention guidelines.


November 16th, 2013

Advice for Fellows-in-Training: Focus, Persistence Are Keys

One of CardioExchange’s blogging fellows shares her highlights of the AHA’s fellows-in-training sessions.


June 4th, 2013

Day Two At the NLA: Interviewed On The Radio

June 2– The early part of my second day at the NLA conference started out in an exciting way. As a third place winner of the Young Investigators abstract competition I was invited to talk about my research on “Lipid Luminations,”XM radio’s Reach MD station hosted by Dr. Alan Brown.  My research, titled “Prevalence of […]


June 3rd, 2013

Waiting For ATP IV In Las Vegas

May 31– Today was the first full day of the National Lipid Association meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a first time attendee, I notice many differences compared to the larger meetings. Firstly, there are ~ 700 people in attendance; this dwarfs in comparison to the AHA and ACC which count attendees in the thousands. […]


February 19th, 2013

‘So, Doctor, How Bad Is It?’

While on my Electrophysiology rotation, I was asked to interrogate an ICD of a patient who had received a shock from her device the night prior to admission. I performed the interrogation, confirmed that it was an appropriate shock for VT, noting that multiple appropriate shocks had occurred in the preceding months. As I was […]


November 6th, 2012

What Tack to Take in Thinking about TACT?

A fellow encounters a little-understood intervention and startling study results; can informal discussions with senior faculty at AHA provide insight?


November 5th, 2012

What’s the Value of the Expo?

This fellow found little value in the Expo floor except for some laughs. Has your experience been different?


November 4th, 2012

AHA with Some Perspective

A fellow from NYU looks at the AHA through the lens of last year’s conference and her institution’s recent experience with Hurricane Sandy