Topic List : Cardiovascular Health
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.
App for studying peripheral artery disease
Researchers hope people who have the condition will download the app and enroll in a study that will provide insights into patterns of the disease’s progression and may point toward new methods of treatment.
iPS cell-derived heart cells predict drug toxicity
Heart muscle cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells share gene expression patterns with native donor tissue, researchers discovered. These cells can be used to indicate people who should avoid certain medications that could damage their hearts.
Antibodies could counter atherosclerosis
A biological drug could be used to combat cardiovascular disease by targeting not mere risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, but the actual lesions bearing direct responsibility: atherosclerotic plaques.
Five years of life with heart pump
Edgar Arredondo has lived with a ventricular assist device for longer than any other patient being treated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.