Topic List : Cardiovascular Health
Stanford researcher leads international trial to compare heart-disease treatments
Researchers are recruiting patients for a clinical trial that will compare bypass surgery with a stenting procedure for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
Nurse in heart program brings personal experience to the job
Born with a life-threatening heart defect, Christy Sillman, a nurse in the Adult Congenital Heart Program, now helps patients like herself.
Digoxin tied to increased risk of death in patients with atrial fibrillation
A longtime remedy to treat heart problems is now linked with a higher risk of death for those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a new study shows.
Physicians deactivate heart pump with catheter-based approach
A mechanical pump supported a failing heart, but did the job so well it eventually was no longer needed. Turning it off safely was the challenge.
New Stanford blood test identifies heart-transplant rejection earlier than biopsy can
Elevated levels of donor-derived DNA in the blood of heart transplant recipients can accurately diagnose organ rejection.
Euan Ashley on harnessing the power of genomics
A few years ago, Stanford cardiologist Euan Ashley, MD, described the promise of genomics for diagnosing and treating diseases as the "wild west" - a lot of researchers examining ways of using the technique, but too early to have meaningful results in the clinic. Since then, much has changed in the field.
A change of heart: A conversation with Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney has lived with chronic heart disease for virtually all of his adult life. At 37, as a young man running for the U.S. Congress in Wyoming, he had his first heart attack. His last – a fifth – occurred in 2010 and by then having taken advantage of everything medicine and technology had to offer, the former vice president knew he was at the end of the road.
Spring issue of "Stanford Medicine" explores mysteries of the heart
In 2010, with a history of five heart attacks and a sudden cardiac arrest, Dick Cheney believed he was at the end of his life.
'Garbage strike' gene variant increases heart-disease risk
Think of it like a garbage strike. Due to a genetic defect, the body's ability to dispose of its daily tonnage of dead cells gets damaged, and as a result the body's garbage — in the form of old cells and debris — starts to build up in the walls of its blood vessels.
For Montana man, low-sodium diet reverses heart troubles
A year after a major heart attack, followed by cardiac surgery, Bruce Simon found himself back in the hospital with continued heart problems.