Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Empowering Rural Doctors to Treat Advanced Heart Failure Improves Patient Outcomes

Travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 are making it more difficult for some heart failure patients who have artificial heart pumps to…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Chemicals used to replace BPA may lead to increased blood pressure

WASHINGTON—Common bisphenol A (BPA) substitutes can affect the developing fetus and cause hypertension in later life, suggests a rodent study accepted for presentation at ENDO…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Extreme, high temperatures may double or triple heart-related deaths

DALLAS, March 30, 2020 -- When temperatures reach extremes of an average daily temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease…

Updated : Mar 25, 2020 in Research Articles

Ultrasound Solves an Important Clinical Problem in Diagnosing Arrhythmia

New York, NY—March 25, 2020—Cardiac arrhythmias are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Currently, the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is the noninvasive clinical gold…

Updated : Mar 19, 2020 in Research Articles

Eating more protein could help ward off atrial fibrillation in women

Women who ate slightly more than the recommended daily amount of protein were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), a dangerous heart rhythm…

Updated : Mar 18, 2020 in Research Articles

How Gene Therapy May Hold Key to Treating Life-Threatening Cardiac Disease

Danon disease is a very rare, life-threatening condition where the fundamental biological process of removing and recycling proteins does not work. This impairment results in…

Updated : Feb 14, 2020 in Feature

Demystifying heart failure: A Q&A with Sara Kalantari, MD

Millions of people in the United States suffer from heart failure. While the name of their condition might sound dire, many heart failure patients can…

Updated : Feb 14, 2020 in Research Articles

Cocoa could bring sweet relief to walking pain for people with peripheral artery disease

DALLAS, February 14, 2020 -- Consumption of cocoa may improve walking performance for patients with peripheral artery disease, according to the results of a small,…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Feature

How to mend a broken heart? VR helps cardiologist discern patient’s injury, plan repair

One night last December, in Gig Harbor, Washington, a restaurant co-worker told Brevin Cronk that his lips had turned blue. He made haste for a…

Updated : Feb 05, 2020 in Announcement

Seed Funds Awarded to Four Proposals to Develop Medical Devices for Children

Philadelphia, February 5, 2020 – The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced its latest round of seed grants to companies developing medical devices…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Link between chronic kidney disease and heart failure is identified in patients

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – People with chronic kidney disease have a higher risk for heart disease and heart-disease death. Now, for the first time in humans,…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Shift workers at risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes

CHICAGO--February 3, 2020--Shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person's risk for heart disease, stroke…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Feature

Cleveland Clinic Survey: Most Americans Don’t know Heart Disease Is Leading Cause of Death in Women

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 a.m. on January 30th, 2020, CLEVELAND: A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that although heart disease is the leading cause of death in…

Updated : Jan 29, 2020 in Research Articles

New protein target could lead to breakthrough in kidney injury prevention

Kidney injury is a dreaded complication of commonly performed procedures such as coronary angiography or cardiac surgery, often stopping physicians and patients in their tracks.…

Updated : Dec 20, 2019 in Video Only

Therapy dog lifts patients’ hearts

Kepu Savou thought he had come down with a cold. When his symptoms persisted, he visited a doctor and learned that his heart was failing – something Savou…

Updated : Nov 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Stem Cell Therapy Helps Broken Hearts Heal in Unexpected Way

CINCINNATI -- Stem cell therapy helps hearts recover from a heart attack, although not for the biological reasons originally proposed two decades ago that today…

Updated : Nov 19, 2019 in Feature

Cy-Fair ISD principal who needed heart surgery can attest that grads make great doctors

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District principal Maria Mamaux was impressed by the credentials of the surgeon recommended to repair her failing heart, but what really got…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Research Articles

Heart pump devices associated with serious complications in some patients shortly after heart stent procedure

In critically ill patients who require a heart pump to support blood circulation as part of stent procedures, specific heart pumps have been associated with…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts Life Expectancy in Heart Failure Patients

When Avi Yagil, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California San Diego flew home from Europe in 2012, he thought he had caught…

Updated : Oct 14, 2019 in Research Articles

New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India

A new study published in Clinical Cardiology introduces the North Indian (NORIN) ST‐Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Registry and provides preliminary data collected since its…

Updated : Oct 05, 2019 in Research Articles

Pairing New Medications Could Offer Hope to Heart Disease Patients

Estes Park, Colo. (October 5, 2019)—Cardiologist Bertram Pitt, MD, sees promise in combining two new classes of medication into a treatment regimen for patients with…

Updated : Sep 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Skin-Cells-Turned-to-Heart-Cells Help Unravel Genetic Underpinnings of Cardiac Function

Genome-wide association studies have uncovered more than 500 genetic variants linked to heart function, everything from heart rate to irregular rhythms that can lead to…

Updated : Sep 27, 2019 in Expert Pitch

When data parasites are a positive – A growing trend of data sharing will move science forward, @umichCVC cardiologist says.

J. Brian Byrd, M.D., M.S., available to discuss advances in data sharing, why it's so important, and to give an overview of the Research Symbiont…

Updated : Sep 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Shortened Three-month DAPT Duration After PCI Demonstrates Low Rate of Adverse Events in High-Bleeding Risk Patients

SAN FRANCISCO – September 26, 2019 – Data from the EVOLVE Short DAPT study found that shortened three-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) did not increase…

Updated : Sep 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Durable Polymer Drug-Eluting Stent Noninferior to a Polymer-Free Drug-Coated Stent in Patients at High Risk of Bleeding Treated with One-Month DAPT

SAN FRANCISCO – September 26, 2019 – The first randomized trial to compare a durable polymer drug-eluting stent to a polymer-free drug-coated stent in patients…

Updated : Sep 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Coronary Stent Patients May Not Need Long-Term Aspirin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ilana Nikravesh              Mount Sinai Press Office              212-241-9200     …

Updated : Sep 17, 2019 in Research Articles

Radiation therapy effective against deadly heart rhythm

A single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart significantly reduces episodes of a potentially deadly rapid heart rhythm, according to results of a…

Updated : Sep 16, 2019 in Feature

New 3D Technology Can Repair Aneurysms Previously Deemed Inoperable

Surgeries to repair complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms are difficult and sometimes fraught with complications. Up to 25 percent of patients who undergo the vascular procedure…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetic mutation linked to flu-related heart complications

*** ADDITIONAL MULTIMEDIA AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/2HQ33Yd *** COLUMBUS, Ohio – People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Heart failure deaths are highest in the poorest US counties

DALLAS, Sept. 4, 2019 -- People living in counties with high rates of poverty are more likely to die from heart failure compared to people…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

New study confirms the long-term benefits of a low-fat diet

SEATTLE -- September 4, 2019 -- A team led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified several women's health benefits from a…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Increased body weight in adolescent boys linked with heart attack before 65

Paris, France - 3 Sept 2019: A study in nearly 1.7 million 18-year-old boys has found that higher body mass index (BMI) is linked with…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

It is never too late to start statins for clogged leg arteries

Paris, France - 3 Sept 2019: Statins are linked with reduced mortality in patients with peripheral arterial disease, even when started late after diagnosis, reports…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

New AI technology for advanced heart attack prediction

Technology developed using artificial intelligence (AI) could identify people at high risk of a fatal heart attack at least 5 years before it strikes, according…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Diabetes and heart attack is a particularly risky combination

Paris, France - 3 Sept 2019: After a heart attack, patients with diabetes are at greater risk of heart failure and subsequent death than those…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Patients with cardiac devices do not adhere to driving ban

Paris, France - 3 Sept 2019: Nearly one-third of patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) resume driving despite it being medically contraindicated - a…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

CVD leading cause of death worldwide, but cancer rising cause in rich countries

HAMILTON, ON (Sept. 3, 2019) - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death among middle-aged adults around the world; however, in high-income countries…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Lancet: Cancer now leading cause of death in high-income countries — while heart disease burden

Two reports from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiologic (PURE) study published in the Lancet and presented together at the ESC Congress 2019 provide unique…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Heart failure care must address patients’ broader health if survival rates are to be improved

Findings show that a decline in cardiovascular deaths has been offset by an increase in the number of deaths from infections and respiratory problems, highlighting…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

World-first cardio trial shows shorter wait times and admissions

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: A major new study led by Flinders University Professor Derek Chew shows that up to 70% of patients presenting to Australian hospital emergency…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Lancet journals: Papers at ESC Congress 2019

The following papers will be presented at the ESC Congress 2019, organised by the European Society of Cardiology in Paris and published simultaneously in either…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Who benefits from a defibrillator?

Implantable defibrillators can save lives, but also harbor risks. A major European study headed by three researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), LMU…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Medical imaging rates continue to rise despite push to reduce their use

Despite a broad campaign among physician groups to reduce the amount of imaging in medicine, the rates of use of CT, MRI and other scans…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise, new research shows

Exercise is known to reduce blood pressure - but the activity of bacteria in our mouths may determine whether we experience this benefit, according to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Emory cardiologist introduces WHF Roadmap on CVD prevention with diabetes

Emory University cardiologist Laurence Sperling, MD, introduced the World Heart Federation's (WHF) new roadmap aimed at reducing the global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

National study seeks earlier diagnosis of ATTR cardiac amyloidosis in minorities

BOSTON - Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), are…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Fat-Absorbing XX Chromosomes Raise Heart Disease Risk in Women

New research at the University of Kentucky has confirmed that the presence of XX sex chromosomes increases the amount of fat circulating in the blood,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Bigger spend, same end: Post-hospital care study suggests ways to save Medicare money

Picture a woman in her 60s, in the hospital after a heart attack or a hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Study shows metabolic surgery associated with lower risk of death and heart complications

Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, PARIS: A large Cleveland Clinic study shows that weight-loss surgery performed in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Decline in sports-related sudden cardiac death linked with rise in bystander resuscitation

Paris, France - 2 Sept 2019: Fewer sports-related sudden cardiac arrest victims die nowadays, a trend linked with increased bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), reports a…