Topic List : Cardiovascular Health
Big victory for a tiny heart
With no blood flow to his right lung, infant Carter Johnson was diagnosed with a rare condition called absent right pulmonary artery. His parents turned to Stanford Children’s Health for help.
Spotty statin adherence leads to higher mortality
Patients who took statins less than 70 percent of the time had a 20 percent increase in mortality compared with those taking them at least 90 percent of the time, a Stanford study found.
Compound may help treat heart failure
In preliminary tests, SAMβA (pronounced “samba”) appears to improve heart functions in rats with heart failure caused by a heart attack.
Promoting artery growth to damaged heart tissue
Stanford scientists have discovered a molecule that promotes the growth of collateral arteries in mice. The finding could open the door to developing therapies that help heal heart tissues damaged by disease or heart attack in humans.
Heart recipient who gave birth looks back
Just 28 when she received a new heart at Stanford Hospital in 1991, Yolanda Ishaq went on to become the first heart transplant recipient to have a child at Stanford.
Stanford, Apple describe heart-rhythm study
Over 400,000 people have enrolled in a study being conducted by researchers at Stanford and Apple to determine whether a wearable technology can identify irregular heart rhythms suggestive of atrial fibrillation.
Heart pump for a young patient
Lizneidy Serratos, a patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, became the smallest person in the country to receive a HeartMate 3 ventricular assist device.
Mutations point to possible drug targets
Genetic data from nearly 300,000 patients has helped scientists find new potential drug targets for heart disease and diabetes, while shedding more light on the genetics of cholesterol, according to a new study.
Height may contribute to varicose veins
In the largest genetic study of varicose veins ever completed, Stanford researchers and their collaborators provide evidence that being tall is a risk factor for the condition.
Stunted telomeres found in heart disease
Patients with cardiomyopathy have abnormally short telomeres in the cells responsible for heart contraction, Stanford researchers find. This disease hallmark opens new pathways for drug discovery.