In connection with the annual Scandinavian Conference in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Reykjavik August 17th -19th of this year, our PhD candidate cand.med. Terje Aass nominated and won the award “C. Walton Lillehei, Ph.D., M. D. Young Investigators Award “of $ 5,000 for his lecture:
Myocardial energy status and ultrastructure with polarizing and depolarizing cardioplegia arrest in a porcine model.
Terje Aass is chief physician at Thoracic Surgery Section, Department of Cardiology, Haukeland University Hospital, and is also working on a PhD project related to Cardiovascular Research Group at K2. The project is an animal experimental study of a new kardioplegiløsning used to stop the heart and protect myocardium by open heart surgery in which a user heart-lung machine.
Walton Lillehei, an American heart surgeon with Norwegian idea, termed internationally as the open hjertekirurgiens father.