On January 1, 2020, Carol and her husband traveled to Florida for the start of their four-month winter vacation. Carol felt fatigued as soon as she arrived, but did not initially give much thought to it. After a few days, Carol’s exhaustion had grown, and she’d developed a new pain in her abdomen.
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Explore This Research Lab
Cardiovascular disease, largely due to coronary artery disease, is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide.
The Natarajan Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital uses genomics, biomarkers, bioinformatics, mobile technology, and deep phenotypic learning to discover and understand the causal factors of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease across diverse populations. These insights are implemented into prospective studies to improve cardiovascular care.
The lab spans the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiovascular Research Center and Center for Genomic Medicine, Program in Medical & Population Genetics of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and Harvard Medical School.
For details about our work, including publications, available research positions, and more information for patients, please visit the Natarajan Lab’s main website.
Meet Our Team
Pradeep Natarajan, MD, MMSc, Principal Investigator and Director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he oversees prevention, genetics, and cardiac rehabilitation programs for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Phoebe Finneran, BS, Clinical Research Coordinator
Akhil Pampana, MS, Computational Biologist
Maryam Zekavat, BS, Yale MD/PhD Student
- Dec | 21 | 2021
Blum Center Program: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Mental Health, and Resiliency Over the Holidays
Anxiety and depression can significantly affect quality of life for adults with congenital heart disease. In this presentation from December 21, 2021, psychologist Dr. Tina Luberto discusses resiliency, mental health and how to live your best life.
- Aug | 12 | 2021
Exercise for adults with congenital heart disease poses many unique challenges. In this presentation from August 12, 2021, Sherrin Gallagher, ACNP, AACC, reviews the importance of exercise and current guidelines for adults with congenital heart disease.
- Jul | 20 | 2021
In this presentation from July 20, 2021, Dr. Doreen DeFaria Yeh reviews the specific medical issues that develop among children and adults born with a complex congenital heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot.
- Press Release
- Jul | 8 | 2021
Las puntuaciones de riesgo genético podrían mejorar la identificación clínica de los pacientes con mayor riesgo de infarto
Un equipo descubrió recientemente que la aplicación de la PRS puede identificar a los pacientes de riesgo que actualmente no se identifican mediante las evaluaciones clínicas estándar.
- Jun | 18 | 2021
Not even a global pandemic, with all its difficult diversions and delays, could stop the nurses of Ellison 9 from staying on track with a project timeline they had set before the COVID-19 outbreak.