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

Published in Experts
May 16, 2014

McElderry, Tom

Associate professor of medicine and section chief of electrophysiology

Areas of expertise: Electrophysiology, cardiac therapies

Published in Experts
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

Published in Experts
May 09, 2014

Howard, Virginia

Professor of Epidemiology

Areas of expertise: stroke symptoms and associated risk factors, life-course exposure to the stroke belt geographic region, and risk factors for outcomes following carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting

Published in Experts
May 09, 2014

Howard, George

Professor of Biostatistics

Areas of expertise: cardiovascular and cerebrovascular epidemiology, clinical trials methodology

Published in Experts
April 15, 2011

Kirklin, James

Professor of medicine and director, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Areas of expertise: Cardiothoracic surgery, heart-lung transplantation, mechanical heart support

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Youth and sex are highly celebrated in popular culture. But the notion that old age is sexless is changing as the Baby Boom generation ages.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and each year more women than men die from heart and cardiovascular disease without ever realizing they are at risk.

Valentine's Day is upon us, bringing with it flowers, chocolate and many romantic sentiments. But if a couple is not feeling particularly amorous, the annual holiday celebrating love and affection may not be appealing.

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