Dr. Ganz’ research interests have focused on the role of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in cardiovascular disease in human subjects. In health, endothelium (the cell lining the inside of arteries), protects against diseases of blood vessels such as atherosclerosis (blockages in arteries). In the presence of damaging risk factors (for example, too much bad cholesterol, not enough good cholesterol, smoking, diabetes or high blood pressure), the endothelium becomes injured and promotes rather than retards cardiovascular disease. The same damaging risk factors also stimulate inflammation in the wall of human arteries. Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction lead to heart attacks and deaths from heart disease; thus, Dr. Ganz is currently focused on finding treatments to reverse endothelial dysfunction and reduce inflammation and their harmful effects and thereby prevent cardiovascular disease in patients.
Grand Rounds provides a weekly opportunity to learn from leading medical and surgical experts, sharing the latest advancements and innovation in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Similar to symposia, THI offers CME credits for participation in Grand Rounds.
To participate in the live webcast, and to obtain credit on your transcript, utilize the video and registration links provided in the interactive schedule below. Webcasting service provided by Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Telemedicine Program
Live Webcast: Video Link | Meeting ID: 746-346-8349
To receive CME credit, register via this link the day of between 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
Accreditation and Credit Designation
Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.