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Katherine Davis
Senior Writer
As a Senior Writer for TriMed Media Group, Katherine primarily focuses on producing news stories, Q&As and features for Cardiovascular Business. She reports on several facets of the cardiology industry, including emerging technology, new clinical trials and findings, and quality initiatives among providers. She is based out of TriMed's Chicago office and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared in Modern Healthcare, Crain's Chicago Business and The Detroit News. She joined TriMed in 2016.

The cardiology department at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia, has created a new endowed scholarship that will help educate students seeking  careers in cardiology, reports the Herald Dispatch.

There’s nothing wrong with indulging in chocolate regularly—at least when it comes to your heart, according to a new study.

 - weight, obesity, CV disease

In a new study led by researchers at Geisinger Obesity Institute in Danville, Pennsylvania, investigators were surprised when they saw overwhelming evidence that weight-loss surgery decreased long-term risks of heart failure by more than half in obese patients.

 - blood pressure monitor

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has shown that the aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension can reduce their chances of developing left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). 

 - e-prescribing, pharma, medication

New research from Massachusetts General Hospital shows that long-term anabolic steroid use could harm the heart and eventually cause coronary artery disease.

 - Heart attack

New research presented at the American Thoracic Society conference in San Francisco has provided evidence that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or have a history or risk for cardiovascular disease more often suffer from heart attack and stroke.

 - Liquors

We’ve all heard that a glass of wine could be good for your heart, but new evidence from research at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, says otherwise.

Researchers from Linkoping University in Sweden have developed a tablet device that can help treat heart failure patients, reports DNA.

 - Biotronik Cardio Messenger

New research released earlier this month showed that Biotronik’s home monitoring system significantly reduces mortality rates in patients who have implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).

 - Joseph Wu

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced May 19 that it will donate two $1 million research grants to support research on medications and high blood pressure.