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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.
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.
- March 6, 2017
Columbia University names cardiology researchers Muredach P. Reilly and Marwah Abdalla 2017 Marjorie and Lewis Katz Scholars.
- March 1, 2017
Researchers have found that only 16 percent of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks after hospitalization.
- 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.