Dr Yen Chin Koay wins ISHR International Poster Prize

Congratulations to Dr Yen Chin Koay of HRI’s Cardiometabolic Disease Group for being awarded the International Poster Prize at the recent XXIV World Congress International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) 2022, Berlin, Germany.

This esteemed event is held every three years, and this year attracted 427 poster entries, with only 23 poster prizes awarded.

Dr Koay’s research looks to uncover the metabolic drivers of ‘stiff’ heart failure, also known as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). This is where the heart cannot relax sufficiently after contracting to pump blood from the heart chamber. HFpEF has become the most common type of heart failure, but there are no approved pharmacotherapies for this condition.

“To address this urgent need, our team is research­ing new man­age­ment guide­lines and ther­a­peu­tic agents to improve patient care in the future,” says Dr Koay.

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