Women’s Heart Health Day: Experts Available for Interviews

Experts from the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are available for interviews to commemorate the 18th-annual Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Day, Feb. 3.

What is MINOCA? A Type of Heart Attack Mostly Affecting Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the U.S., and a type of heart attack called myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA), which predominantly affects women, is garnering increased attention.

Investigators Closer to Predicting 2 Common Heart Conditions

Two novel research studies from Cedars-Sinai move the needle on predicting two important heart conditions—sudden cardiac arrest, which is often fatal, and increased coronary artery calcium, a marker of coronary artery disease that can lead to a heart attack.

Cedars-Sinai Launches New Division of Population Sciences Research

The Cedars-Sinai Department of Biomedical Sciences has established a new division that is charged with developing a deeper understanding of the impact of social, behavioral and environmental risk factors on human diseases.

Smidt Heart Institute Experts to Lead Training Sessions at Society of Thoracic Surgeons Conference

Cardiothoracic surgeons and investigators from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai bring their leading-edge expertise in heart and lung surgery to the 59th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Jan. 21-23, 2023, in San Diego.

Martha Gulati, MD, Named Anita Dann Friedman Endowed Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine and Research

Martha Gulati, MD, director of Preventive Cardiology and associate director of the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, has been named the Anita Dann Friedman Endowed Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine and Research.

Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Welcomes Four New Specialists to Department of Cardiology

The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai welcomes four new specialists to its Department of Cardiology: interventional cardiologist Aakriti Gupta, MD, electrophysiologists Eric Braunstein, MD, and Archana Ramireddy, MD, and adult congenital cardiologist Prashanth Venkatesh, MD.

A Heart Fix That Fits

Yvette Honda-Schumacher was 20 weeks pregnant and had just had a routine anatomy ultrasound when she was surprised to hear that a cardiologist was asked to come into the exam room.

Smidt Heart Institute Experts to Present the Latest in Heart Research, Patient Care

Cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventionalists from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are presenting an array of innovative research data and leading discussions on medical breakthroughs during the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions, taking place in Chicago, Nov. 5-7.

Smidt Heart Institute Welcomes New Director of Preventive Cardiology

Martha Gulati, MD, an expert in preventive cardiology and women’s heart disease, has joined the Smidt Heart Institute as director of Preventive Cardiology, associate director of the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center and associate director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Department of Cardiology.

Artificial Intelligence Shown to More Rapidly and Objectively Determine Calcium Scores Than Physicians

A study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Cardiovascular Imaging shows that artificial intelligence tools can more rapidly, and objectively, determine calcium scores in computed tomographic (CT) and positron emission tomographic (PET) images than physicians, even when obtained from very-low-radiation CT attenuation scans.

August Research Highlights

A Roundup of the Latest Medical Discoveries and Faculty News at Cedars-Sinai

Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons Available for Expert Commentary Ahead of Upcoming Conferences

Cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are available to discuss the latest advances in research, clinical care, transcatheter procedures and cardiothoracic surgery throughout the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Scientific Sessions 2022 and Heart Rhythm 2022.