Success of ACE inhibitors, alpha blockers, calcium channel blockers and diuretics same in women and men with hypertension; diuretic superior in reducing cardiovascular complications.

UAB is the only hospital in Alabama that can repair leaks around replacement heart valves using minimally invasive techniques.
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Adults are not the only ones who should focus on good heart health. A UAB doctor explains when heart healthy habits need to start.
Simple steps can make a big difference for heart health at restaurants.
Not getting enough nightly rest can be very taxing on the cardiovascular system, says a UAB expert.

Get the daily recommended amount of fiber for optimum heart health.

If you exercise, eat right and don’t smoke, a history of heart disease in your family can still put you at risk — even if you are a female.

Grant to develop new interprofessional practice model for health-care delivery also expands health-care options for medically underserved.
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Black men and women have twice the risk of fatal coronary heart disease as whites, but the disparity could be eliminated with better risk factor control.

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This candy-centric holiday can still be enjoyed by all who observe it — but in a way that makes the heart much happier.

Even if you feel fine, screening tests can help you stay ahead of potentially life-threatening illnesses. 

UAB researchers and EMS providers are working to improve cardiac survival rates in Alabama. While still low, the rate has doubled since the effort began.

 Low-carb, high-fat diets led to more damaging, more deadly heart attacks and impaired recovery of heart function in study.

Limiting sodas and sports drinks to two a week, eating more fish and cutting back on salt are all good ways to eat for a healthy heart.

Being proactive about heart health can help men lower their risk and avoid a heart event.

Heart disease kills more women, young and old, than cancer. Yet for most, it’s avoidable with a healthier lifestyle.

May 21, 2014

Oparil, Suzanne

Professor of medicine and physiology & biophysics, director of Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program

Areas of expertise: Hypertension, preventive cardiology, hyperaldosteroneism, lipid management

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May 16, 2014

McElderry, Tom

Associate professor of medicine and section chief of electrophysiology

Areas of expertise: Electrophysiology, cardiac therapies

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May 15, 2014

Leesar, Massoud

Co-director of the UAB Heart & Vascular Center and professor of interventional cardiology

Areas of expertise: Interventional cardiology

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May 15, 2014

Alli, Oluseun

Assistant professor and director of the Structural Heart Program

Areas of expertise: Coronary artery disease, angina, aortic stenosis, transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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