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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.
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 20, 2017
A new study from Columbia University researchers estimates that 17 million Americans who have normal blood pressure in the doctor's office may have undiagnosed hypertension.
- December 20, 2016
Children who had heart surgery at NYP/CUMC had a significantly lower risk-adjusted mortality rate compared with all other New York state programs.
- December 9, 2016
Heart failure is no more common in individuals with sickle cell trait than in the general population, a new study has found.
- November 1, 2016
An international trial shows that TCEP, a procedure meant to reduce neurological complications, is safe for TAVR patients, though more research is needed on efficacy.
- October 31, 2016
A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents are as effective as surgery for many patients with a blockage in the left main coronary artery.
- October 24, 2016
After a stent procedure or heart bypass surgery, patients who adhered to their medical therapy had better outcomes than nonadherent patients, according to a new study.
- September 28, 2016
Columbia researchers are enrolling women in a new study to learn if inadequate sleep increases risk of heart disease.
- September 22, 2016
A study revealing new structural details of an intracellular channel that controls muscle contraction may lead to new drugs for heart and muscle diseases.
- August 24, 2016
A type of heart failure caused by a build-up of amyloid can be accurately diagnosed and prognosticated with an imaging technique, eliminating the need for a biopsy.
- June 6, 2016
An international observational study led by Columbia University researchers has uncovered widespread differences in the treatment of patients with common chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and depression.