Ram and Sanjita Kalra Aavishqaar Fund

Cleveland Clinic Akron General is pleased to announce a fundraising campaign to support Cardiovascular Outcomes Research in Akron under the direction of Dr. Ankur Kalra, Chief of Cardiovascular Research.

“Cardiovascular Outcomes Research is critical to improving the health of our community,” said Dr. Kalra. “Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and this research provides insights that will help us optimize healthcare resources to identify those at greatest risk. With your help, what we learn today will positively impact the health of our families, friends and neighbors long into in the future.”

Ram and Sanjita Kalra Aavishqaar Fund

A recent study by Dr. Kalra looked at COVID-19 and the effect it has on heart patients. The study explored what’s known as “broken heart syndrome” and has been featured in many media outlets including: Akron Beacon Journal/USA Today, Cleveland.com, Today Show, CNN, Newsweek, NBC News, and Web MD.

The non-profit, makeadent.org is committing a lead gift to this fundraising campaign in celebration of the campaign kick-off. Named after Dr. Kalra’s parents, the Ram and Sanjita Kalra Aavishqaar Fund will foster discovery and strive to break new ground in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research.

Latest Publications

Journal of the American Heart Association

Stroke‐Related Mortality in the United States–Mexico Border Area of the United States, 1999 to 2018

Originally published 2 Jul 2021
Journal of the American Heart Association

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American Journal of Preventive Cardiology

Meta-analysis of Effect of Vegetarian Diet on Ischemic Heart Disease and All-cause Mortality

Originally published 9 Apr 2021
American Journal of Preventive Cardiology

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JAMA Network Open

Gender and Disparity in First Authorship in Cardiology Randomized Clinical Trials

Originally published 9 Mar 2021
JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network Open

Off-label Use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Receiving Surgical Mechanical and Bioprosthetic Heart Valves

Originally published 8 Mar 2021
JAMA Network Open

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JACC

Transcatheter Heart Valve Thrombosis in a Patient With Polycythemia Vera Despite Apixaban Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation

Originally published Feb 2021
JACC: Case Reports

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Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS)

Outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Cognitive Dysfunction

Originally published 11 Feb 2021
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Journal of the American Heart Association

Demographic, Regional, and State‐Level Trends of Mortality in Patients With Aortic Stenosis in United States, 2008 to 2018

Originally published 19 Oct 2020
Journal of the American Heart Association

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Support Cardiovascular Outcomes Research in Akron

For anyone interested in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and how to support it, please call the Akron General Foundation at 330.472.3455 or use the link below to donate online.