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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.
- March 7, 2013
A clinical trial, led by CUMC's Dr. Karina Davidson, found that treating heart disease patients for symptoms of depression is effective and may provide long-term cost-savings.
- February 26, 2013
Columbia researchers found that not all hostility, but only hostility that can be detected by others, is a risk factor for heart disease.
- February 20, 2013
Omega-3 lipid emulsions protect brain after stroke in mouse study
- February 12, 2013
Counter to prevailing notions, researchers found that “living in the barrio or ethnically dense communities isn’t always bad for your health."
- February 6, 2013
Women with the greatest risk of having a heart attack know the least about heart attack symptoms, according to a new study.
- December 21, 2012
New study may help inform the design of anti-atherosclerosis vaccines
- December 17, 2012
A new meta-analysis of 6 studies (120,000 people) demonstrates that stress may help predict future risk of heart disease or death from heart disease.
- October 8, 2012
New link found between high-fat diet and atherosclerosis
Source:CNNSeptember 7, 2012
Heart attacks in the U.S. are uncommon among people younger than 55, but the numbers could rise because obesity is a growing problem, said Dr. Lee Goldman.