The S-ICD, which sits just below the skin, leaves the heart and blood vessels untouched while providing the same protection as traditional ICDs.
Damage to heart muscle caused by a heart attack turns on immune cells in the spleen that accelerate heart failure.
David Pollock, Ph.D., and Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D., will direct the new Translational Cardio-Renal Research section in Nephrology starting in early 2014.
Success of ACE inhibitors, alpha blockers, calcium channel blockers and diuretics same in women and men; diuretic reduces cardiovascular complications.
New study in European Heart Journal contradicts a recent study in the same publication, suggests evidence is lacking that digoxin increases mortality as atrial fibrillation treatment.
A UAB study is the first suggest that any drug can dramatically reduce the risk of 30-day, all-cause hospital admission among older heart failure patients.
Nanda, a nationally and internationally renowned cardiologist, was lauded for representing the global face in the field of echocardiography.
This minimally invasive procedure is only available in Alabama at UAB.
Deep, high-quality sleep is needed to lower heart rate and blood pressure, which reduce stress on the heart.
Until now, there were no standardized recommendations from the medical community regarding patient selection, surgical preparation, inpatient management and long-term care considerations for mechanical circulatory support patients.