Dr. Sanjiv Kaul first in Oregon to receive prestigious national cardiology award

Congratulations to Sanjiv Kaul, M.D., Director of the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, who received the American Heart Association’s highest clinical honor, the James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology.Cardio-9456

Dr. Kaul is the only cardiologist in Oregon to receive this distinction.

He was recognized “in grateful recognition of his highly significant discoveries expanding the field of cardiovascular diagnostic imaging and greatly enhancing the care of patients with heart and blood vessel disease,” according to the American Heart Association.

Dr. Kaul is known for developing a better way to detect heart attacks through Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography (MCE).

In MCE, doctors inject tiny bubbles the size of red blood cells into your veins that travel to your heart. The bubbles follow the movements of your heart and give doctors an accurate view of your heart’s blood flow.

Today more than five million people around the world have undergone MCE. It finds heart attacks other methods miss, and saves lives every day.

OHSU is one of only a few hospitals in the country using this technique.

Congratulations Dr. Kaul!