cardiology

May 22, 2019

Current treatments can slow progression of heart failure, but do not address the underlying issues, including specific problems that cause systolic heart failure.  In this condition, the heart doesn’t contract vigorously enough in  pushing blood

picture of aspirin bottle atop calendar
April 12, 2019

The adage of "an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away" fell by the wayside last month.  New guidelines announced by the

March 18, 2019

Among the 1.7 million patients implanted globally every year with heart defibrillators and pacemakers, postoperative infections are a major concern.

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January 17, 2019

In December, the American Heart Association reported a brow-furrowing finding: 10 percent of people who take statins discontinue the drug on their own because of perceived negative side effects.

January 17, 2019

In the past decade, U.S. adults’ health has generally worsened due to poor nutrition and inactivity.

Kerry at an appointment
January 15, 2019

If you needed a heart transplant, would you choose to get a donor heart that would also infect you with hepatitis C?  That's the decision Kerry Hayes had to make.

People at a holiday party
December 20, 2018

As people enjoy themselves this holiday season, doctors are warning of something called "holiday heart" that can happen when people binge-drink.

October 17, 2018

A study published this week reflects that more patients than ever who need aortic-valve heart repair are doing so via a catheter instead of open surger

picture of a 3D-printed heart model
October 18, 2018

A study published this week shows that more heart patients than ever are getting their aortic valves replaced by way of a long catheter

August 23, 2018

“Congenital heart disease” sounds like one condition, but the term applies to upward of 20 structural abnormalities , such as malformed chambers and incomplete vessel junctions.

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