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18 May 21. JACC Parmley Prize

Edinburgh Imaging research awarded the Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2021 Parmley Prize.

Dr Evangelos Tzolos, BHF Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Evangelos Tzolos, BHF Clinical Research Fellow

The Parmley Prize recognises two outstanding papers published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) by primary authors who are young investigators.

At this year’s American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, two Edinburgh Imaging members, who were primary authors of single paper, received this award:

 

About the paper
Dr Jacek Kwiecinski, former PhD & MSc student
Dr Jacek Kwiecinski, former PhD & MSc student

Coronary 18F-sodium fluoride uptake predicts outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease

In brief:
  • Published June 2020 in JACC
  • 293 patients with known coronary artery disease.
  • Post hoc analysis of data collected for prospective observational studies.
  • Participants underwent 18F-NaF PET computed tomography
  • 42 month follow-up for fatal or nonfatal myocardial infarction.
  • Total coronary 18F-NaF uptake determined by coronary microcalcification activity (CMA).
Findings:
  • In patients with established coronary artery disease, 18F-NaF PET provides powerful independent prediction of fatal or nonfatal myocardial infarction independent of age, sex, risk factors, cardiac risk scores & coronary calcium scores.
Collaboration:

 

Evangelos tells us his thoughts regarding receiving this award.

“We are both really excited & honored to receive this prestigious award & we would like to thank our mentors: Prof David Newby & Marc Dweck from the University of Edinburgh, & Daniel Berman & Piotr Slomka from Cedars Sinai.

 

 

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