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A new study estimates that more than 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, but the cardiovascular effects of the drug are not fully understood.
Social support may help offset the negative impact that discrimination and gender expectations have on heart disease and stroke risk factors among transgender and gender non-conforming adults.
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.
- 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.
- October 28, 2013
Radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of developing heart disease later in life, but the risk is now lower than it was 20 years ago.
- October 17, 2013
Cardiologists have been advised to screen all heart attack patients for depression, but the evidence backing that advice is sparse.
- July 24, 2013
Study published in New England Journal of Medicine finds druggable target for rare fatal lung disease, a form of pulmonary hypertension.
- May 29, 2013
A study of children born with severe heart defects has found that at least 10 percent of cases stem from genetic mutations that occur spontaneously early in development.
- May 7, 2013
Type 1 diabetes appears to increase the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among people with high blood sugar, partly by stimulating production of a protein that sparks an inflammatory process.
- March 21, 2013
CUMC's Karina Davidson and team report a cost-effective, patient-centered approach that relieves depression in heart attack survivors -- ultimately reducing medical risk.
- March 20, 2013
CUMC nutritionist Wahida Karmally offers tips for people interested in trying a Mediterranean-style diet.