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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.
- 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.
- May 26, 2016
Wearing a 24-hour monitoring device may help identify African-Americans who have masked hypertension.
- May 25, 2016
A large study found a positive correlation between traffic-related air pollution and the amount of calcium deposited in the coronary arteries.
- May 20, 2016
Researchers from Harvard and Columbia have found that trauma and PTSD symptoms increase the risk of blood clots in women.
- May 15, 2016
Lowering blood pressure goals for people with cardiovascular risk factors could save tens of thousands of lives annually and reduce costs.
- April 2, 2016
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a viable alternative to open heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis at intermediate risk for surgery.
- February 24, 2016
Women undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have better survival rates than men at one year, according to a new study from Columbia researchers.
- January 6, 2016
A new study has revealed that cholesterol-lowering statins may help reverse the mechanisms that increase the risk of heart disease in people with sleep apnea.