There is a need to recognize and study the interdependencies between the brain/peripheral nervous system and the heart/vascular systems in health and disease to develop interventions to detect, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease.
Conduct proof-of-concept studies and explore whether strategies to reverse or prevent fibrosis are feasible.
What are the effects of implanted defibrillators (ICDs) in patients with diseased, remodeled hearts?
Do ICDs influence future arrhythmia risk? Can devices be better designed to mitigate their possible deleterious effects?
There is a need to create opportunities to explore clinically relevant basic and clinical research related to myocardial effects of thyroid hormone excess and deficiency, especially as it is related to atrial fibrillation.
Does fish oil supplement intervention truly reduce arrhythmia burden in the general population?