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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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- December 20, 2016
Children who had heart surgery at NYP/CUMC had a significantly lower risk-adjusted mortality rate compared with all other New York state programs.
- December 9, 2016
Heart failure is no more common in individuals with sickle cell trait than in the general population, a new study has found.
- November 1, 2016
An international trial shows that TCEP, a procedure meant to reduce neurological complications, is safe for TAVR patients, though more research is needed on efficacy.
- October 31, 2016
A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents are as effective as surgery for many patients with a blockage in the left main coronary artery.
- October 24, 2016
After a stent procedure or heart bypass surgery, patients who adhered to their medical therapy had better outcomes than nonadherent patients, according to a new study.
- September 28, 2016
Columbia researchers are enrolling women in a new study to learn if inadequate sleep increases risk of heart disease.
- September 22, 2016
A study revealing new structural details of an intracellular channel that controls muscle contraction may lead to new drugs for heart and muscle diseases.
- August 24, 2016
A type of heart failure caused by a build-up of amyloid can be accurately diagnosed and prognosticated with an imaging technique, eliminating the need for a biopsy.
- June 6, 2016
An international observational study led by Columbia University researchers has uncovered widespread differences in the treatment of patients with common chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and depression.
- May 26, 2016
Wearing a 24-hour monitoring device may help identify African-Americans who have masked hypertension.