Active Living Awareness Initiative – A Clinician Perspective

Dr. Kendra Grubb, surgical director of the Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center in Atlanta discusses data from a national survey released by patient advocacy group Heart-Valve-Surgery.com and supported by Medtronic, of more than 3400 heart valve patients and caregivers about managing heart valve disease and how a return to “active living” is key in their treatment decision.  The findings from the survey were the impetus for the “Active Living” Initiative.

Dr. Kendra Grubb is the surgical director of the Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center. Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Grubb was the director of minimally invasive cardiac surgery and the surgical director of the heart valve program at the University of Louisville. Dr. Grubb is a champion for women’s heart disease and is dedicated to improving the lives of all patients, both male and female, through innovation and by building collaborative teams to promote a patient-centered approach to the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Grubb has led and participated in multiple clinical trials of innovative cardiac surgery technologies. She attended the University of Southern California, where she received her MD degree from the Keck School of Medicine and her Master of Health Administration from the Sol Price School of Public Policy.

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