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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.
Data from an ongoing study found that women who had experienced frequent weight fluctuations had more risk factors for heart disease.
Historically considered a man’s disease, heart disease now claims the lives of more women than men. But symptoms between the sexes can differ, and men and women are treated differently.
Source:Washington PostSeptember 14, 2015
- August 31, 2015
An analysis documents worse outcomes and burgeoning costs for patients with diabetes who have coronary artery disease that requires surgery.
- August 13, 2015
Columbia researcher Jon Giles has published research showing a link between atherosclerosis and depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, anger, and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
- August 4, 2015
Columbia research shows that expanding treatment of high blood pressure with cost-effective medication could prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in China.
- April 16, 2015
In Columbia's biomedical engineering department, engineers and physicians work together to solve problems and improve health care.
- February 18, 2015
Nanometer-sized “drones” that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis.
- February 2, 2015
Using the same technology that made smartphone cameras possible, Columbia scientists are capturing images of molecules at a level of detail never before possible.
- January 29, 2015
El cumplimiento máximo de las nuevas guías podría prevenir 56 000 casos de las enfermedades cardiovasculares ( mayoría ataques de corazón y accidentes cerebrovasculares) y 13 000 muertes cada año, sin aumentar el costo total de la asistencia médica, hallazgo de un análisis dirigido por investigadores del Centro Médico de la Universidad de Columbia (CUMC).
- January 28, 2015
Full implementation of new hypertension guidelines could prevent 56,000 cardiovascular disease events (mostly heart attacks and strokes) and 13,000 deaths each year, without increasing overall health care costs.
- October 16, 2014
Columbia surgeons use a 3-D printed model of a patient's heart to guide complex surgery to fix the infant's congenital defects.