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Columbia surgeons performed the first pediatric total artificial heart surgery in the Northeast.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have the potential to reduce heart disease in people with obstructive sleep apnea regardless of CPAP use, suggests a new study from Columbia University.
After a sudden medical scare, many people develop a fear of health care and are afraid to adopt new health habits. The Center for Fearless Behavior Change is testing ways to help.
A new device that calms overactive kidney nerves with ultrasound consistently lowered blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, Columbia researchers found.
- March 24, 2014
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center completed its 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
- March 20, 2014
Physicians may be less likely to intensify blood pressure treatment in patients with uncontrolled hypertension who are also depressed.
- February 4, 2014
Nearly half a million women die each year of heart disease and stroke. Here are seven lifestyle changes to help lower your risk.
- November 10, 2013
Taking care of your gums could help keep heart disease at bay. Mailman School researchers have shown that as gum health improves, progression of atherosclerosis slows to a clinically significant degree.
- October 28, 2013
Radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of developing heart disease later in life, but the risk is now lower than it was 20 years ago.
- October 17, 2013
Cardiologists have been advised to screen all heart attack patients for depression, but the evidence backing that advice is sparse.
- July 24, 2013
Study published in New England Journal of Medicine finds druggable target for rare fatal lung disease, a form of pulmonary hypertension.
- May 30, 2013
New findings show that the more heart attack-induced PTSD symptoms a patient has, the worse their sleep likely was in the month following their heart attack.
- May 29, 2013
A study of children born with severe heart defects has found that at least 10 percent of cases stem from genetic mutations that occur spontaneously early in development.
- May 7, 2013
Type 1 diabetes appears to increase the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among people with high blood sugar, partly by stimulating production of a protein that sparks an inflammatory process.