The main manuscript of the MELVAS trial has just been selected as winner of the journal's best paper award for 2017 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Congratulations to Henrik Hansson and a big thank you to everyone who assisted Henrik in his many 11C-acetate PET scans!


"Nils Henrik Hansson, MD, PhD, of Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, for the article “Metoprolol Reduces Hemodynamic and Metabolic Overload in Asymptomatic Aortic Valve Stenosis Patients”. The editors believe that this is an excellent contribution that uses the power of quantitative multimodality imaging to understand the mechanistic underpinnings of the beneficial hemodynamic effects of left ventricular unloading in asymptomatic aortic stenosis. We expect that this finding may have important implications for the medical management of aortic stenosis."