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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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- October 16, 2020
People with congenital heart disease had a lower-than-expected risk for severe symptoms from COVID-19, a new study has found.
- October 8, 2020
Columbia Nursing's Billy Caceres chaired a group that wrote the first American Heart Association Scientific Statement addressing LGBTQ heart health, published in the journal Circulation.
- July 24, 2020
Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found.
- June 24, 2020
A new study from Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian provides physicians with valuable information on how the heart adapts to intense physical training in elite female athletes in the WNBA.
- 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.