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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.
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.