Noted cardiologist Jagat Narula receives SCCT award

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Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, received the Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention award from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).

The SCCT will honor Narula at its annual meeting on June 24 in Orlando.

Narula is the chief of cardiology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West hospitals of in New York. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging and executive editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Last year, eight physicians received the Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention award. Agatston is a preventive cardiologist who specializes in noninvasive cardiac imaging. He is currently the medical director of wellness and prevention at Baptist Health South Florida.

The SCCT said in a news release that it is honoring Narula for his work in using novel imaging techniques to help prevent MI and heart failure.

“SCCT hopes that recognizing individuals such as Dr. Narula, for leadership and vision in preventing heart disease, will be a catalyst to inspire the next generation of physicians and researchers to do even more,” SCCT past president Jack A. Ziffer, MD, PhD, said in a news release. “As we did with infectious diseases like polio and small pox, we can eradicate the killer heart disease.”