Topic List : Cardiovascular Health
Almond discusses trial of kids’ heart pump
Stanford is leading a multisite study of a new ventricular assist device for children who are awaiting heart transplantation. The miniature pump is slightly bigger than a paper clip.
$50 million gift to Children’s Heart Center
The donation from philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore is the largest gift to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford since the hospital’s founding gift.
Mom’s CPR saves son
Jose Agredano Jr. got CPR from his mother after being struck in the chest by the ball during a soccer game — an impact that triggered a rare and often lethal medical condition.
Virtual reality helps surgery
Gina Milner’s successful surgery, the first at Packard Children’s to use the new imaging technology, is one of many examples of how virtual-reality techniques are now helping patients.
Heart-damaging chemo drugs ranked
Stanford researchers have developed a test that may help screen for cardiotoxicity in new chemotherapy drugs.
Costs add up when defibrillators act up
Heart patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators often undergo a series of health care procedures when they receive shocks from the devices, regardless of whether the shocks are necessary, a Stanford researcher says.
Inflammatory link to heart disease, death
A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. Part of the solution might be found in a cup of coffee.
Heart health app updated
A new version of the free MyHeart Counts app is available. It now features graphical feedback, interventions and coaching.
Smartphones’ potential for medical research
Stanford researchers say that data collected through MyHeart Counts, a heart-health study in which participants transmit information through an app, demonstrates the potential of smartphones to transform the measurement of physical activity and fitness for clinical research.
Owens on new statin recommendation
The Stanford professor of medicine was a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which has issued a new recommendation on statin use based on an extensive literature review.