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2008 Lifetime Achievement Award in Heart Failure Presented During HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting
Date:9/22/2008

key molecular mechanisms underlying heart failure and the use of beta-blockers for its treatment, and in developing the first pharmacogenetically targeted cardiovascular drug (bucindolol, Gencaro(TM)), currently under consideration for FDA approval.

He has received many academic and industry honors, including the Therapeutic Frontiers Award, presented by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, for development of beta-blockade as a treatment for chronic heart failure, and in 2008 the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Clinical Trial Exceptional Service Award for the development of carvedilol for heart failure. In 1999, he was ranked by Science Watch, as first among heart failure investigators in impact of cardiovascular publications between 1993 and 1997, and he is an original member (2002) of the Institute of Scientific Information's Highly Cited Researchers.

The purpose of the HFSA Lifetime Achievement Award, to be given at the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting, is to recognize an individual who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the field of heart failure in terms of its scientific understanding, epidemiology or clinical care, or for his or her exemplary leadership or inspiration to others resulting in an important impact on the field.

About Heart Failure

Heart failure is a progressive condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened after it is injured from heart attack or high blood pressure and gradually loses its ability to pump enough blood to supply the body's needs. Many people are not aware they have heart failure because the symptoms are often mistaken for signs of getting older. Heart failure affects from 4.6 to 4.8 million individuals in the United States. Demographic and clinical evidence strongly suggest the prevalence of heart failure will increase throughout the next decade. Ten to 15 years ago heart failure was considered a "death sentence;" however, recent advances in treatment h
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