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Cardiology is the branch of internal medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The field is commonly divided in the branches of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.
More than half of AF patients who undergo catheter ablation become asymptomatic, study reports

More than half of AF patients who undergo catheter ablation become asymptomatic, study reports

More than half of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) become asymptomatic after catheter ablation, reports the largest study of the procedure published today in European Heart Journal. [More]
Gestational diabetes raises postpartum depression risk in first-time mothers

Gestational diabetes raises postpartum depression risk in first-time mothers

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression (PPD) in first-time mothers. [More]
UT Southwestern researchers find cause and way to prevent vision deterioration in astronauts

UT Southwestern researchers find cause and way to prevent vision deterioration in astronauts

Vision deterioration in astronauts who spend a long time in space is likely due to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure. But using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said. Their study appears in the Journal of Physiology. [More]
Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

Obesity has been linked to "letter" changes at many different sites in the genome, yet these differences do not fully explain the variation in people's body mass index (BMI) or why some overweight people develop health complications while others don't. [More]
New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended threshold of 90 minutes after arriving at the hospital, with the median time to stenting only 59 minutes, according to a broad report on trends in heart disease care from the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves survival rate in older patients, study finds

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves survival rate in older patients, study finds

Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years--a higher rate than found in past trials performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the devices in this situation, according to a study today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
New Vanderbilt Center offers comprehensive care for patients with Marfan syndrome and aortic disease

New Vanderbilt Center offers comprehensive care for patients with Marfan syndrome and aortic disease

With the recent opening of the Vanderbilt Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center, the state's only comprehensive clinic serving entire families, hundreds of patients with connective tissue disorders now have a one-stop shop for health care. [More]
Experts suggest new five-stage system of classifying patients at risk for heart attack

Experts suggest new five-stage system of classifying patients at risk for heart attack

Experts at Johns Hopkins and New York's Mount Sinai Health System have published a suggested new plan for a five-stage system of classifying the risk of heart attack in those with heart disease, one they say puts much-needed and long-absent focus on the risks faced by millions of Americans who pass so-called stress tests or have less obvious or earlier-stage danger signs. [More]
Hormonal fluctuations make women more sensitive to addictive properties of cocaine, study reveals

Hormonal fluctuations make women more sensitive to addictive properties of cocaine, study reveals

Hormonal fluctuations women undergo make them particularly sensitive, compared to men, to the addictive properties of cocaine, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published January 10 in the journal Nature Communications. [More]
VTCRI scientist receives $2.1 million grant for research to combat heart disease

VTCRI scientist receives $2.1 million grant for research to combat heart disease

Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for research to combat the nation's No. 1 killer — heart disease. [More]
Thought leaders at U-CARS meeting to explore issues related to heart recovery and regeneration

Thought leaders at U-CARS meeting to explore issues related to heart recovery and regeneration

For many years, the answer to that question was unequivocally "No." But as the University of Utah School of Medicine's annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium will explore on Jan. 12-13, advances in treating heart failure are giving physicians, surgeons and researchers reason to hope the deadly disease might one day be defeated. [More]
Afib patients more likely to discontinue anticoagulant therapy after procedure, research finds

Afib patients more likely to discontinue anticoagulant therapy after procedure, research finds

For patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common form of heart arrhythmia, a main goal of treatment is stroke prevention. [More]
CRCHUM receives NIH grant to study ways to prevent mortality after myocardial infarction

CRCHUM receives NIH grant to study ways to prevent mortality after myocardial infarction

The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre has been awarded a grant of US$2 million from the National Institutes of Health to pilot the Canadian component of a study to determine the optimal amount of blood to transfuse in anemic patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction. [More]
Gun violence is least-researched and underfunded cause of death, study shows

Gun violence is least-researched and underfunded cause of death, study shows

Funding and publication of gun violence research are disproportionately low compared to other leading causes of death in the United States, according to new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [More]
Modest increase in dietary zinc reduces oxidative stress and damage to DNA, study shows

Modest increase in dietary zinc reduces oxidative stress and damage to DNA, study shows

A new study by researchers from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Research Institute shows that a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases. [More]
Alcohol abuse linked to increased risk of heart conditions

Alcohol abuse linked to increased risk of heart conditions

Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure as much as other well-established risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Researchers examine national trends in perioperative cardiovascular outcomes and mortality after noncardiac surgery

Researchers examine national trends in perioperative cardiovascular outcomes and mortality after noncardiac surgery

In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Sripal Bangalore, M.D., M.H.A., of the New York University School of Medicine, New York, and colleagues examined national trends in perioperative cardiovascular outcomes and mortality after major noncardiac surgery. [More]
Fenofibrate drug may reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

Fenofibrate drug may reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

A new study shows that the drug fenofibrate might reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of triglycerides and low levels of "good" cholesterol, despite being treated with statins. [More]
Novel investigational drug may help restore cardiac function after heart failure

Novel investigational drug may help restore cardiac function after heart failure

Cimaglermin, a new experimental drug, may help restore cardiac function after heart failure, according to a first-in-man study published today in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. [More]
New Philips HealWell lighting system supports sleep, improves patient experience in healthcare facilities

New Philips HealWell lighting system supports sleep, improves patient experience in healthcare facilities

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, today announced its third generation Philips HealWell lighting system that is specifically developed to support sleep and improve patients’ and staff’s experience, comfort and satisfaction in healthcare facilities. [More]
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