Cardiology

Molecular inhibitor represents new treatment target for drugs to halt atherosclerosis
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a technique that can predict — with 95 percent accuracy — which stroke victims will benefit from intravenous, clot-busting drugs and which will...
Nearly one in every two adults 50 years or older develop varicose veins, which usually appear as swollen, twisted clumps of blue or purple blood vessels near the surface of the skin in the legs or...
Most people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital will die within a few minutes or suffer permanent brain damage resulting from inadequate blood flow and oxygen to the brain. A...
Before he was discharged from the hospital, baby Gaël Villegas received the standard panel of newborn screenings to check for genetic and metabolic diseases and hearing. The results showed a healthy...
A UCLA study shows that heart-failure medications recommended by national guidelines are highly cost effective in saving lives and may also provide savings to the healthcare system. This study is one...
Forget documents, spreadsheets, and photographs. The 3-D printer at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute can print a model of a human heart . “You can think of it a lot like an inkjet printer...
Cardiac catheterization, a procedure used to diagnose heart conditions, is typically performed through the femoral artery of the groin. But, increasingly, cardiologists are instead using the radial...
A heart murmur - an extra or unusual sound between heartbeats - is common in healthy children and is often benign. Children with unusually rapid heartbeats may suffer from a heart abnormality and...
Allergies coming on? Pain got you down? Before taking any medication to remedy the situation, always read the label, follow directions and consider the side effects. Discuss all medication and...
For four years, Benard Basant didn’t know what it was like to breathe fresh air. Born with a congenital heart disease that eventually affected his lungs, the 36-year-old Connecticut resident was...
A new procedure, transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR), enables doctors to replace damaged heart valves of patients who otherwise might not be candidates for open-heart surgery. TAVR allows...
A new clinical trial is now underway at the MGH to investigate whether combining two catheter-based procedures will improve the long-term outcome in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most...
Massachusetts General Hospital now offers the MitraClip system for patients with severe mitral regurgitation. This new, minimally invasive mitral valve repair approach is a potential treatment option...
UCLA offers a full-service fetal-cardiology program that interfaces with multiple disciplines - including maternal fetal medicine, pediatric and adult cardiology, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery,...
Critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) represent a group of life-threatening heart malformations requiring intervention within the first days or weeks after birth. Although heart abnormalities...
February is “American Heart Month,” along with the month we celebrate Valentine’s’ Day, so it’s a good time to focus on heart health. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in Americans,...