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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.
- 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.
- September 22, 2014
NYP/CUMC welcomes new director of aortic surgery and of the Cardiovascular Institute.
- July 15, 2014
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is No. 6 in the country and No. 1 in New York in this year's U.S. News & World Report's hospital ranking.
- March 24, 2014
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center completed its 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
- March 20, 2014
Physicians may be less likely to intensify blood pressure treatment in patients with uncontrolled hypertension who are also depressed.
- February 4, 2014
Nearly half a million women die each year of heart disease and stroke. Here are seven lifestyle changes to help lower your risk.
- November 10, 2013
Taking care of your gums could help keep heart disease at bay. Mailman School researchers have shown that as gum health improves, progression of atherosclerosis slows to a clinically significant degree.