Medical students present cardiology research in Mexico City

Amit Nanda and Himachandana Atluri
Amit Nanda and Himachandana Atluri

Two medical students traveled to Mexico City to present research at the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health.

Fifth-year B.A./M.D. students Himachandana Atluri and Amit Nanda are co-presidents of the Cardiology Interest Group. They worked with Akshit Sharma, M.D., an internal medicine resident at UMKC who led a study of patients with non–ST elevation myocardial infarction, a type of heart attack.

The study is a chart review of 425 patients treated at Truman Medical Centers who met the criteria. The authors identified a high incidence of new regional wall abnormalities in patients who underwent cardiac catheterization.

“We were honored to represent UMKC at this conference, as it afforded us an opportunity to learn more about the worldwide trends in management of coronary artery disease and allowed us to participate in discussions with world-renowned leaders in the field of cardiology,” Nanda said. “We bring back with us a vast amount of knowledge and experience that we can share with other faculty staff and students that will in turn help facilitate excellence in cardiac patient care.”

Atluri and Nanda met Sharma through Javed Ashraf, M.D., M.R.C.P., M.P.H., an associate professor of internal medicine who mentors the Cardiology Interest Group. The students traveled with Sharma to Mexico City to present the research poster at the June 4–7 cardiology conference. Dany Jacob, M.D., a cardiology fellow at UMKC, is also co-author.

The paper will be published in Global Heart and in the Mexican Society of Cardiology’s Archivos de Cardiología de México.