Heart News

New insights into heart's healing capacitySep 26, 2019
A group of researchers reveals new insights into the recently discovered healing capacity of the heart involving the Hippo cellular pathway.
Grant funds study on cardiovascular disease, agingSep 5, 2019
The National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Dr. Christie Ballantyne a $6 million grant to begin research to better understand how mutations contribute to atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases.
Combining LDL cholesterol lowering drugs found effectiveMay 28, 2019
Two drugs used to lower LDL cholesterol have been proven to be even more effective when combined in a fixed dosage.
Protein found to improve prediction of cardiovascular diseaseApr 29, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found that troponin I, a protein that is most commonly used to diagnose heart attack, can be detected with a new high-sensitivity assay in adults without prior cardiovascular disease or heart failure.
What you need to know about heart valve surgery and recoveryApr 3, 2019
Dr. Kenneth Liao discusses what you need to know about heart valve surgery and recovery.
Study of LDL lowering drug found no increase of adverse eventsMar 13, 2019
A study looking at safety of a new drug has found it does not increase overall adverse events or serious adverse events when compared to placebo.
Reducing risk of cardiovascular diseaseFeb 27, 2019
Dr. Christie Ballantyne,  say even if you have lowered your cholesterol and have been prescribed statins, new data shows you may still be at risk.
Findings suggest possible adult heart tissue regenerationFeb 14, 2019
An international team reports they have been able to open the possibility for treating heart disease by reprograming adult cardiomyocytes to a more fetal cell state.
Benefits of heart health supplements come with cautionsFeb 1, 2019
We’ve all heard the advice to take a fish oil with omega-3 fatty acids to improve heart health, but are you actually getting the benefits they claim to provide? Dr. Christie Ballantyne says probably not.
Statins combined with new treatment reduces cardio eventsNov 10, 2018
Researchers have shown that a particular treatment significantly reduced cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death, in patients who continue to have high triglyceride levels on statin therapy.