February 16, 2017
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.
February 14, 2017
James Ward could not walk from his office to his car without having trouble breathing until a life-changing heart pump gave him hope.
February 09, 2017
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.
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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January 10, 2017
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.
December 22, 2016
November 16, 2016
A Western-style diet, with more omega-6 fatty acids than the Mediterranean, dysregulates lipid signaling in aged mice and promotes inflammation.
October 24, 2016
UAB doctors say stroke prevention treatments are not one-size-fits-all, and treatment options can be individualized using this hierarchical ranking.
New research says calcium supplements may not be heart-healthy, but UAB cardiologists are saying there is no reason to panic.
September 30, 2016
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.
August 23, 2016
UAB doctors say new research is showing that patients who suffer from isolated mitral valve regurgitation may need surgery before symptoms appear.
June 07, 2016
This competitive award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to VA research and provides five years of salary support.
The UAB Division of Rheumatology and Immunology and the Division of Cardiovascular Disease look at effects of Allopurinol in healthy adults age 18-40.
March 24, 2016
A new multi-institutional study looks at the negative effects of a high-carbohydrate diet on the heart.
Springing forward with daylight saving time may increase your risk of having a heart attack if you have a history of heart disease.
UAB’s Suzanne Oparil, M.D., has been selected as one of only three doctors from the United States to receive the Clinical Excellence Award at the National Physician of the Year Awards in New York City.
February 26, 2016
UAB cardiovascular disease researchers are improving our understanding of the disease and finding new ways to provide medical care to patients.
November 10, 2015
94-year-old Wade Gladden came to UAB with only 20 percent heart function, but physicians put a months long plan in place to restore function — and the Gadsden resident hit every mark along the way.
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November 09, 2015
Treating patients 50 and older with high blood pressure to a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg reduced rates of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, by 25 percent.