8 Key Facts About Statins and Cholesterol

Statins can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other heart and vascular problems. But they aren’t right for all patients, and they can rarely cause side effects. Cardiologist Melissa Tracy answers patients’ most frequently asked questions about statins.

Intravascular Imaging Significantly Improves Survival, Safety, and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Stenting Procedures Over Conventional Angiography

Results from this large-scale synthesis of all prior clinical trials could increase usage of several types of high-resolution imaging for guiding interventional coronary procedures

Could Ultra-processed Foods Be the New ‘Silent’ Killer?

Hundreds of novel ingredients never encountered by human physiology are now found in nearly 60 percent of the average adult’s diet and nearly 70 percent of children’s diets in the U.S. An emerging health hazard is the unprecedented consumption of these ultra-processed foods in the standard American diet. This may be the new “silent” killer, as was unrecognized high blood pressure in previous decades.

MSU researchers create more realistic synthetic human mini hearts, gain worldwide recognition

Thanks to advancements in the development of patented synthetic human-like hearts first created at Michigan State, researchers can study human heart development and congenital heart disease on highly accurate models. This is facilitating the development of new therapies and pharmaceutical drugs to treat a variety of heart-related diseases just in time for the observance of American Heart Month in February.

Should heart patients consider taking weight loss medications?

Over the last year, prescriptions for medications that can accelerate weight loss in people with diabetes, or without it, have skyrocketed. But how can these weight loss medications affect the heart? A preventive cardiologist shares how this shifting landscape might affect cardiovascular care and how he advises his patients.

Mount Sinai Renames Top-Ranked Heart Hospital to Honor Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, and His Legacy of Excellence

“Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital” furthers vision of world-leading cardiac care and research that prevents heart disease worldwide

Walgreens and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation Unite to Improve Recognition and Diagnosis of Valvular Heart Disease for Older Americans

Walgreens and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) today announced a collaboration to drive forward the PREVUE-VALVE study, a groundbreaking population-based clinical trial that aims to quantify the prevalence of valvular heart disease (VHD) among older Americans and pave the way for the development of new therapies and tools for VHD detection and diagnosis.

CRF Announces the 2023 Pulse-Setter Award Winners

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Pulse-Setter Awards. The awardees will be honored at The Annual Pulse of the City Gala, CRF’s signature fundraising event, on December 8, 2023, at The Plaza in New York City. The Pulse-Setter Awards shine a spotlight on extraordinary individuals and initiatives whose dedication to innovation is driving positive change in medicine and health care.

Baylor Scott & White Presents Research At The Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) is a multidisciplinary organization working to improve and expand heart failure care through collaboration, education, research, innovation and advocacy. Its annual scientific meeting held Oct. 6-9, in Cleveland offers the best heart failure…

Mount Sinai Announces Partnership With the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan Focusing on Artificial Intelligence to Transform Cardiovascular Research

Agreement aims to help make clinical trials more efficient and lead to faster advances in patient care

Preschoolers From Low-Income Families May Have Worse Health and Benefit Less From Health Promotion Interventions Than Children With Higher Socioeconomic Status

Mount Sinai study focused on Harlem preschools emphasizes the need for specialized health promotion programs in classrooms starting at an early age

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Novel, Automated Measure of Sleep Studies to Determine Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

New method can predict risks of cardiovascular disease, mortality in sleep apnea patients

New Study Confirms HeartFlow FFRCT Leads to Improved Patient Outcomes

A diagnostic test, first offered in the United States at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, has now shown through a clinical study to significantly decrease cardiovascular mortality, reduce additional non-invasive heart testing, and increase cath lab efficiency.

Virtual drug quiets noise in heart tissue images

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new computational approach to removing movement in images of expanding and contracting heart cells and tissues. By computationally removing movement, the algorithm mimics a drug’s action in stopping the heart, without compromising cellular structure or tissue contractility.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedars-Sinai Experts Available to Discuss Safety, Benefits of Using Medications to Lose Weight

The science is unclear on exactly why an increasingly popular new class of federally approved diabetes and obesity medications work, but they do know that they are effective at helping people lose weight.

Excess Testosterone Can Lead to Increased Cardiovascular Risks in People with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Article title: Testosterone-associated blood pressure dysregulation in women with androgen excess polycystic ovary syndrome Authors: Tori Stone, Licy L. Yanes Cardozo, Toni N. Oluwatade, Cheryl A. Leone, Melanie Burgos, Faith Okifo, Lubna Pal, Jane F. Reckelhoff, Nina. S. Stachenfeld From…

Alcohol Use, Even at Low Levels, Increases Risk of Developing Disease

Even low levels of alcohol use can increase the likelihood of developing diseases like cancer and heart disease. A systematic review of studies of the relationship between alcohol use and risk of disease published in Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research found that disease risk increases as alcohol use increases and high levels of alcohol use have clear detrimental health effects. While lower-level alcohol use can be protective against certain diseases, it can have significant adverse health effects for many other diseases. The authors urge greater awareness that any level of alcohol use can increase a person’s risk of developing serious, even fatal, diseases.

Researchers uncover how a genetic mutation can cause individuals with normal cholesterol levels to develop coronary artery disease at a young age

A novel molecular pathway to explain how a mutation in the gene ACTA2 can cause individuals in their 30s – with normal cholesterol levels and no other risk factors — to develop coronary artery disease has been identified, according to researchers with UTHealth Houston.

Martin/Hopkins Method to Calculate LDL Or ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Outperforms Other Equations, Study Shows

In a new large, comprehensive analysis that looked at data from more than 5 million patients, the Martin/Hopkins method developed by Johns Hopkins researchers to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — so-called bad cholesterol — produces higher accuracy rates than the nearly two dozen other available equations.

9 Warning Signs of a Heart Attack from Your Body a Month Before

The No. 1 cause of death in both men and women is heart disease. Heart attacks do not always happen like they do in the movies. Heart attacks can happen suddenly or silently, but warning signs may occur for many…

Climbing to New Heights After Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

The summit is a good place to be. Staying active on the hiking trails around the southern highlands of Australia, where he retired earlier this year after a career in film marketing, Jon Anderson is feeling there’s little he can’t conquer.

TCT 2023 Program Guide Now Available

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the TCT 2023 Program Guide is now available. TCT is the annual scientific symposium of CRF and the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. TCT 2023 will take place October 23-26 in San Francisco, California, at the Moscone Center and will celebrate 35 years of leading the field.

TVT 2023 Late-Breaking Science Announced

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced that TVT: The Structural Heart Summit will feature 15 Late-Breaking Clinical Science studies. An annual meeting featuring cutting-edge research and techniques for structural heart interventions, TVT will take place June 7-10, 2023, at the Phoenix Convention Center – West in Phoenix, Arizona.

Breaking Research That Could Improve Cardiac Care for Children Published in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

A first-of-its-kind study has established pediatric reference intervals for two common tests for cardiovascular disease. Published in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, these findings are crucial to advancing diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions in children.

Researchers Explore Sex Differences in Cardiovascular and Congenital Heart Diseases in People with Down Syndrome

Article title: Sex differences in cardiovascular disease and dysregulation in Down syndrome Authors: Melissa L. Bates, Anastasiia Vasileva, Laura D.M. Flores, Yana Pryakhina, Michelle Buckman, Michael H. Tomasson, Lara R. DeRuisseau From the authors: “Based on the results of our…