heart attack

A man holds a bottle of aspirin in front of a medicine cabinet.
May 17, 2022

Taking a daily low-dose aspirin, a common practice long believed to protect against heart attacks and strokes, is not always a healthy one, says the United States Preventive Services Taskforce.

August 5, 2020

Rupture, a sentinel event for stroke and heart attack, is associated with protein depletion in a specific structure, according to UW Medicine-led research.

picture of a lipid panel test result
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.

August 17, 2018

Sudden cardiac arrest can come without warning. But a simple, inexpensive test can often detect a heart condition before a young athlete collapses on the field or on the court, says Dr.

July 27, 2018

The findings from a stem cell approach to repairing damaged heart muscle  suggest that the technique will be effective in patients with heart failure, the leading cause of death in the world.

July 2, 2018

Researchers at UW Medicine in Seattle have successfully used human stem cells to restore heart function in monkeys with heart failure.

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