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A new study describes multiple ways to achieve the same health benefits from exercise—as long as your exercise “cocktail” includes plenty of light physical activity.
Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney lowered blood pressure in people with drug-resistant hypertension, Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian physicians have found.
Lowering the cutoff to diagnose hypertension during pregnancy better identified 20% of women at risk for preeclampsia, a study by a Columbia University researcher has found.
Therapies that soothe inflammation could be effective at preventing heart disease in older people with a common blood condition, a new study from Columbia researchers suggests.
- February 12, 2020
After Cynthia Vander Molen’s son underwent open heart surgery, she wrote a book to help him and other children see how their scars make them stronger.
- February 10, 2020
A 2018 study found that children from poor neighborhoods fare worse after heart surgery compared with kids from wealthier areas. Now Columbia researchers are trying to understand why.
- February 4, 2020
Cardiovascular disease continues to be misdiagnosed and undertreated in women. “The key is education, for doctors and patients," says Columbia cardiologist Jennifer Haythe, MD.
- January 30, 2020
A compound associated with the smell of death may have potential as a treatment for atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
- January 20, 2020
A new study estimates that more than 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, but the cardiovascular effects of the drug are not fully understood.
- January 17, 2020
Social support may help offset the negative impact that discrimination and gender expectations have on heart disease and stroke risk factors among transgender and gender non-conforming adults.
- October 24, 2019
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.
- June 26, 2019
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.
- March 16, 2019
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.
- March 15, 2019
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.