Topic List : Cardiovascular Health
Molecular cause of heart condition identified by researchers
The beta adrenergic pathway is dysfunctional in dilated cardiomyopathy. Now, researchers have learned how a mutation that causes the disease affects the pathway, and how to mitigate its effects.
5 Questions: A three-month checkup of MyHeart Counts
Writer Tracie White interviewed Michael McConnell, MD, a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford, about how things are progressing with the heart-health app and study.
Doctor, nurses honored for advances made in early days of cardiac care
Alfred Spivack taught nurses to do a number of jobs generally restricted to doctors in the early days of Stanford’s coronary care unit, and also helped to developed new technology for cardiac care.
Implanted pump helps heart-failure patient graduate from high school
Doctors said 17-year-old Tovi Balliao was too sick to wait for a heart transplant. But now, a pump implanted in his heart has let him delay a transplant indefinitely.
Free symposium on heart-tissue engineering set for May 22
More than a dozen leaders in the field will speak on topics ranging from pluripotent stem cells for the treatment of severe heart failure to 3-D printing of extracellular matrices.
Adherence to blood thinner best with pharmacist management, researcher says
Researchers found that adherence to a new-generation anticoagulant, used to prevent stroke in heart disease patients, is best at sites with pharmacist-led management.
Global collaboration leads to discovery of insulin-resistance mutation
An international team led by Stanford researchers has discovered a gene associated with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body doesn’t use insulin properly.
Boy's 26 arterial narrowings fixed in one fell swoop
Cardiothoracic surgeon Frank Hanley corrected more than two dozen pulmonary artery narrowings in a 6-year-old patient during one marathon surgery.
Newborn with heart defect saved after 13-hour operation
The baby’s condition, tetralogy of Fallot, was complicated by the fact that he was also missing his pulmonary valve and one of his pulmonary arteries was detached. But a doctor gave the distraught parents a glimmer of hope.
Stanford launches smartphone app to study heart health
A free iPhone app allows users to contribute to a study of human heart health while learning about the health of their own hearts, and uses a new software framework developed by Apple.