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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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- November 15, 2018
A new study in Amish people suggests that reducing the activity of a protein that regulates plasma triglycerides could prevent cardiovascular disease.
- September 24, 2018
A study led by Columbia researchers found that a minimally invasive technique to repair the mitral valve improved two-year survival for certain heart failure patients.
- August 27, 2018
A new study led by Columbia's Mathew Maurer found that tafamidis reduced deaths from transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, a type of heart failure.
- June 26, 2018
For women, even mild sleep problems can raise blood pressure, finds a new study.
- April 12, 2018
Columbia bioengineers used an electromechanical "workout" program to turn human stem cells into adult-like heart tissue in just four weeks.
- February 23, 2018
Among children with congenital heart disease, those from low-income neighborhoods have higher mortality than kids from high-income areas, even when treated at the same hospitals.
- February 14, 2018
Andrew Moran, MD, internist and hypertension expert, addresses questions about the new blood pressure treatment guidelines.
- October 13, 2017
The Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Infant Cardiac Unit is a state-of-the-art, 17-bed unit staffed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists in neonatal cardiac intensive care.
- September 21, 2017
Macrophages can eat up to 70 dead cells a day, preventing atherosclerosis. A new CUIMC study finds that mitochondria play a critical role in the process.