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UAB Hospital houses a 21-bed cardiac care unit specializing in procedures such as heart transplants and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
The husband and wife duo serve as faculty in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease.
The grant will initially fund two fellowship positions for postdoctoral fellows (basic or clinical) wishing to train in the area of heart failure research.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 23 percent of women will die within one year after having a heart attack , and nearly 46 percent of women become disabled with heart failure.
James Ward could not walk from his office to his car without having trouble breathing until a life-changing heart pump gave him hope.
Massoud Leesar, M.D., performed the first procedure Jan. 25, 2017, and that is good news for people who suffer strokes as a result of patent foramen ovale, or PFO.
Throughout the month of February, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Medicine, and Heart and Vascular Services will raise awareness about heart disease and ways to help prevent it as part of American Heart Month with many events, including three communitywide initiatives.
New research says calcium supplements may not be heart-healthy, but UAB cardiologists are saying there is no reason to panic.

UAB doctors say new research is showing that patients who suffer from isolated mitral valve regurgitation may need surgery before symptoms appear. 

UAB Medicine is the first in Alabama to advance cardiology services by offering a first-of-its-kind heart stent that gradually dissolves in the body.
Lynda Welker has experienced many hardships, but the Kirklin family has helped her live a full life.
Selma’s first black police chief now has new opportunities ahead thanks to a new procedure from UAB cardiologists.
Throughout the month of February, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Medicine, and Heart and Vascular Services will raise awareness about heart disease and ways to help prevent it.
UAB Hospital is the only Disease-Specific Certified program in Alabama and has had no observations or findings by The Joint Commission since joining the certification process.
The protective effect is achieved by reducing acute inflammation in the spleen and the left ventricle of the heart.
The S-ICD, which sits just below the skin, leaves the heart and blood vessels untouched while providing the same protection as traditional ICDs.
Make 2013 memorable by following these UAB doctor-recommended lifestyle changes.

Adrenalin-suppressing beta-blockers may delay need for valve-replacement surgery if used early in a growing cause of heart disease.

Leesar will be the inaugural holder of an endowed professorship in cardiology.

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