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A combination of genetic and lab testing could identify 1 million Americans who are at risk of early death from heart disease because they carry a gene that causes high cholesterol.
The Columbia Hypertension Center has been certified by the American Heart Association, recognition that Columbia is a leader in the care of patients with high blood pressure.
Internationally renowned “surgeon’s surgeon” is known for his skill in highly complex cases.
Heart disease is the No. 1 one cause of death in American women, yet most are unaware of the risks and most cardiovascular studies are about men.
- February 19, 2020
This July, Columbia neurologist Mitch Elkind will become president of the American Heart Association, only the second time a neurologist has led the organization.
- February 18, 2020
Patients taking the recommended diuretic for hypertension experienced more potentially serious side effects than those taking a similar drug, according to a new study from Columbia researchers.
- February 17, 2020
A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease.
- February 12, 2020
After Cynthia Vander Molen’s son underwent open heart surgery, she wrote a book to help him and other children see how their scars make them stronger.
- February 10, 2020
A 2018 study found that children from poor neighborhoods fare worse after heart surgery compared with kids from wealthier areas. Now Columbia researchers are trying to understand why.
- 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.