A heart attack can happen even if to those who are relatively young and fit, and genetics can play a role.
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UAB has named James Davies the director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
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Diagnosing and treating women who might otherwise slide under the radar is the goal of UAB Medicine’s quickly growing Women’s Heart Health Clinic, which officially opened in 2017.
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The findings suggest targeting specific T-cell subsets may be a therapeutic approach to prevent heart failure after a heart attack.
Some people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. UAB researchers are developing and testing a new peptide that may lead to better treatment options.
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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.
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James Ward could not walk from his office to his car without having trouble breathing until a life-changing heart pump gave him hope.
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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.
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According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading global cause of death. These foods can promote cardiovascular health.
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The UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial.
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UAB is the only hospital in Alabama to perform 500 TAVR cases.
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A Western-style diet, with more omega-6 fatty acids than the Mediterranean, dysregulates lipid signaling in aged mice and promotes inflammation.
UAB doctors say stroke prevention treatments are not one-size-fits-all, and treatment options can be individualized using this hierarchical ranking.
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New research says calcium supplements may not be heart-healthy, but UAB cardiologists are saying there is no reason to panic.
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Combining two high-powered imaging techniques into a single scanner allows UAB to acquire and study PET and MRI data simultaneously, enabling new opportunities for diagnostic imaging of cancer, the brain and heart.

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

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This competitive award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to VA research and provides five years of salary support.
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VA Research support for UAB clinicians and scientists has been important for six decades.
The UAB Division of Rheumatology and Immunology and the Division of Cardiovascular Disease look at effects of Allopurinol in healthy adults age 18-40.
A new multi-institutional study looks at the negative effects of a high-carbohydrate diet on the heart.
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