list : Cardiovascular Health

  • 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.

  • Inflammatory-aging ‘clock’ predicts health

    Scientists at Stanford and the Buck Institute have found a way to predict an individual’s immunological decline as well as the likelihood of incurring age-associated diseases and becoming frail.

  • 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.

  • 5 Questions: Hannah Valantine on diversity

    After six years at the National Institutes of Health, cardiologist Hannah Valantine has returned to Stanford Medicine with new ideas for building a more diverse and inclusive campus.