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This July, Columbia neurologist Mitch Elkind will become president of the American Heart Association, only the second time a neurologist has led the organization.
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.
A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease.
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.
- 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.
- 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.