Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH

All posts by Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH

November 16th, 2014

AHA 2014: There’s an App for That

A fellow finds a convenient way to plan your activities at AHA.14.

November 3rd, 2014

A “Big Data” Approach to Phenotype-Based Clustering of Heart Failure Patients

Tariq Ahmad discusses his research group’s study of clinical phenotypes in patients with chronic systolic heart failure.

December 18th, 2013

Doc, Do I Really Need a New Battery?


A 45-year-old man with nonischemic cardiomyopathy, diagnosed 8 years ago, presents for annual follow-up. A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), taken 3 years ago, showed an LV ejection fraction of 25%. Since then, the patient has improved a great deal and now has barely any signs or symptoms of heart failure. Repeat TTE right before the current visit showed an […]

May 1st, 2013

Which Wedge to Believe?


Offer your diagnosis of a 39-year-old man with severe pulmonary hypertension and markedly variable pulmonary capillary wedge pressures among lung segments.

April 11th, 2013

Journals, Journals, Everywhere

Does creating more subspecialty journals contribute to the creation of too much information, about small aspects of the field, such that specialists move closer to “knowing everything about nothing”?

March 12th, 2013

Too Long, Too Short, or Just Right?

What would be a better format for ACC?

March 12th, 2013

More Negative Heart Failure Trials: Blogging from ACC.13

Might more accurate definitions of heart failure result in more positive trial results?

March 11th, 2013

Diversity in Cardiology: Blogging from ACC.13

What can be done to increase the numbers of women and minorities at ACC.13 and in cardiology in general?

March 11th, 2013

The Human Touch After Hours and Between Sessions: Blogging from ACC.13

Much of medical training in spent paying respect to a strict hierarchy, and these meetings allow for mentors and mentees to interact as peers.

March 10th, 2013

Great Venue, Great Sessions, but Disappointments Too: Blogging from ACC.13

Disappointments as the PREVAIL presentation is pulled and the author is shut out of crowded sessions