Topic List : Cardiovascular Health
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.
High-intensity statins decrease mortality rates
In a retrospective study of a large population of patients with cardiovascular disease, Stanford researchers concluded that high-intensity statin treatments increased rates of survival.
Cardiovascular symposium Oct. 20
Registration for the free event, which is being jointly presented by the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and the Karolinska Institute, closes at noon Oct. 19.
Surgery relieves symptoms of heart anomaly
A Stanford study shows that a type of surgery improves the quality of life for patients with myocardial bridging, a congenital condition caused by a major artery tunneling through heart muscle.
New blood test may predict cardiovascular disease
An assessment blending several measures of immune-cell responsiveness predicted cardiovascular problems in individuals who likely would have slipped under the radar.
A baby with a mosaic heart
Researchers have solved the mystery of an infant with severe long QT syndrome, found to be caused by a lethal genetic defect in only 8 percent of her cells.