Topic List : Cardiovascular Health
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.
'Garbage strike' gene variant increases heart-disease risk
Nicholas Leeper Think of it like a garbage strike.
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.
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.
2013 a record year for heart transplants at children's hospital
Aiden Hansen, standing between parents Jesse and Shifra Hansen, needs a heart transplant.
Joseph Woo, leading heart surgeon, to head Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Joseph Woo Joseph Woo, MD, a nationally recognized heart surgeon and leading researcher in new approaches to cardiovascular care, has been appointed chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Collagen patch speeds repair of damaged heart tissue in mice
Pilar Ruiz-Lozano You can't resurrect a dead cell anymore than you can breathe life into a brick, regardless of what you may have gleaned from zombie movies and Dr.
Researchers develop new method to assess options for heart-disease surgery
Mark Hlatky Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a method of predicting which patients with heart disease would benefit more from surgery and which would benefit more from angioplasty.