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A new study of nearly 5 million patients shows the most-popular first-line treatment for hypertension is less effective and causes more side effects than thiazide diuretics.
Sitting while watching television, but not sitting at work, is associated with a greater risk of heart attack, stroke, or early death, Columbia researchers have found.
A large clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure to replace a narrowed heart valve performed better than surgery in patients who were good candidates for surgery.
Martin B. Leon, MD, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology for his contributions to the treatment of heart disease with minimally invasive techniques.
- March 7, 2019
Data from an ongoing study found that women who had experienced frequent weight fluctuations had more risk factors for heart disease.
- February 21, 2019
Historically considered a man’s disease, heart disease now claims the lives of more women than men. But symptoms between the sexes can differ, and men and women are treated differently.
- January 14, 2019
A new study offers evidence that replacing 30 minutes of sitting with physical activity, of any intensity or amount, reduces the risk of early death.
- November 15, 2018
A new study in Amish people suggests that reducing the activity of a protein that regulates plasma triglycerides could prevent cardiovascular disease.
- September 24, 2018
A study led by Columbia researchers found that a minimally invasive technique to repair the mitral valve improved two-year survival for certain heart failure patients.
- August 27, 2018
A new study led by Columbia's Mathew Maurer found that tafamidis reduced deaths from transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, a type of heart failure.
- June 26, 2018
For women, even mild sleep problems can raise blood pressure, finds a new study.
- April 12, 2018
Columbia bioengineers used an electromechanical "workout" program to turn human stem cells into adult-like heart tissue in just four weeks.
- February 23, 2018
Among children with congenital heart disease, those from low-income neighborhoods have higher mortality than kids from high-income areas, even when treated at the same hospitals.
- February 14, 2018
Andrew Moran, MD, internist and hypertension expert, addresses questions about the new blood pressure treatment guidelines.