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Serotonin can impact the mitral valve of the heart and potentially accelerate a cardiac condition known as degenerative mitral regurgitation, according to a new study led by Columbia researchers.
Just five minutes of walking every half hour offsets harmful effects of prolonged sitting, a Columbia University study has found.
According to the American Heart Association, CPR can double or triple the chance of survival from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. A Columbia cardiologist explains.
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- September 23, 2021
When Henry Ray Fischbach suddenly collapsed during his performance, three doctors from Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian quickly stepped in to save his life.
- July 26, 2021
Two drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure are equally effective as single-drug therapies, but one is slightly safer, a new study has found.
- July 16, 2021
Most of the heart and immunologic problems seen in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)—a condition linked to COVID—were gone within a few months, Columbia researchers have found.
- May 19, 2021
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.
- May 16, 2021
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.
- March 31, 2021
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.
- March 17, 2021
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.
- March 4, 2021
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.
- October 26, 2020
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of maternal mortality in the United States, but a new study suggests specialized cardio-obstetrics teams may improve outcomes.