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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.
A systematic screening program designed for athletes testing positive for COVID-19 has detected a low incidence of inflammatory heart disease, so far returning professional athletes safely to sport.
- 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.
- 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.