list : Cardiovascular Health
Joseph Wu to be AHA president
Beginning July 2023, Wu will lead the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cardiovascular health.
Improving clinical trial diversity
The American Heart Association has provided funding to two Stanford Medicine professors to develop ways to diversify enrollment in heart disease clinical trials.
Marijuana can damage heart
Marijuana use and heart-attack risk were correlated in a large human study, Stanford scientists and their collaborators found. A molecule in soybeans may counteract these effects.
Stanford ranks high for complex heart procedures
For patients like Nathan Foss, Stanford’s expertise in rare and complicated heart surgeries provides better options.
500th heart transplant at Stanford
Mackenzie Collins was the 500th pediatric patient to undergo a heart transplant at Stanford Medicine.
Diversity key to cholesterol risk prediction
A Stanford study shows that using genomes from a diverse pool of people improves the ability to predict an individual’s risk of having high cholesterol.
Bypass surgery vs. stenting
Among heart-disease patients in a study who received stents, the incidence of a major complication — death, heart attack, stroke or the need for a repeat procedure — was 10.6% after a year. Among bypass patients, the rate was 6.9%.
Surgery for hard-to-treat atrial fibrillation
Silas Richardson was in the hospital with a heart rhythm disorder that his doctors couldn’t get under control. Surgery at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare solved the problem.
Recognition for mitral valve repair
Mia Cadua underwent surgery for mitral valve repair at Stanford Health Care, which was recently recognized for its excellent record with the procedure.
Cardiologist William Hancock dies at 93
During his long career at Stanford and into retirement, Hancock advanced techniques used to interpret electrocardiograms, recordings of the heart’s electrical signals.