Catherine Otto is the J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton Endowed Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Heart Valve Clinic at the University…
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Patient Care Philosophy
My practice focuses on knowledge-based decision-making using established national guidelines for patient care and involving the patient actively in the decision process.
Dr Otto currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Heart, the
journal of the British Cardiovascular Society, published by BMJ
- Aortic valve stenosis
- Bicuspid aortic valve
- Mitral regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse and stenosis
- Aortic regurgitation
- Marfan syndrome
- Loey-Dietz syndrome
- Cardiac involvement in systemic diseases and other inherited cardiac conditions
Dr. Otto is recognized as an expert on calcific aortic valve disease. Dr. Otto’s research has transformed our understanding of this disease process, showing that it is an active disease process that may be amenable to medical therapy, rather than being an inevitable consequence of aging. Her research on the aortic valve includes validation of noninvasive measures of disease severity, the first prospective study of disease progression, immunohistologic studies establishing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of valve disease, epidemiologic studies defining the clinical risk factors associated with calcific valve disease and a landmark study demonstrating that even mild valve thickening, called aortic sclerosis, is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. She received for the 2011 American College of Cardiology Distinguished Scientist Award (Clinical Domain) for this research.
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Cardiovascular Disease||1985
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Internal Medicine||1982