cardiology

illustration of coronavirus infection in heart
September 18, 2020

Any virus can infect heart-muscle cells, but the novel coronavirus appears to have a particularly detrimental effect, which cardiologists are trying to understand.  Autopsy studies of very sick coronavirus patients "have shown that about 50% of

August 24, 2020

In survey, nearly 85% desire resuscitation in the event of cardiac arrest, even though likely outcomes are poor, relative to the general population.

Kepu Savou going for a walk
February 28, 2020

Last August, Kepu Savou, 29,  thought he had a cold until he continued to get worse, suffering from fatigue and shortness of breath. Doctors found the Des Moines, Wash. man had heart failure.

February 13, 2020

Virtual reality technology helped a cardiologist understand a man's acute problem amid multiple past fixes for congenital heart deficits.

Doctor demonstrating the use of virtual reality to get a better view of hearts
February 13, 2020

Right before Christmas, a co-worker noticed that Brevin Cronk's lips had turned blue. It was a new, acute problem with his heart, and he was rushed to UW Medical Center – Montlake.

Lisa Novak runs during a Wiffle Ball game with her kids.
February 3, 2020

Lisa Novak was only 44 when her energy started to seep away.

February 3, 2020

Lisa Novak had been told that a coronary artery was too plaque-filled to be repaired with a stent. Turns out it wasn’t. 

December 19, 2019

Structural studies of sodium channels are disclosing details about how they power heartbeats and respond to heart rhythm drugs.

Patient Kepu Savou with therapy dog Mason
December 16, 2019

Kepu Savou thought he had come down with a cold.  When his symptoms persisted, he visited a doctor and learned that his heart was failing – something Savou never would've imagined at age 29. 

August 20, 2019

Aim is to develop protocols for patient-specific replicas that help physicians plan their approaches to treatment.

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