Cardiology | Consistency the Driving Force in Research For Award

A scientific breakthrough is often seen as a sudden leap forward, but for Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, there are no leaps, just a relentless digging to uncover the cause of a problem and find a solution. When asked to describe his approach to scientific inquiry, the renowned cardiologist and researcher has a simple one-word reply: consistency. That approach has made Fuster a legend in cardiovascular research and why the ACC created the new Valentin Fuster Award for Innovation in Science to recognize individual's meaningful contributions to cardiovascular medicine as a champion of scientific research, an innovator in the delivery of science through novel mechanisms and/or an international voice on the importance of embracing scientific inquiry to improve the care of cardiovascular patients and promote lifelong heart health. Read more in Cardiology.