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Although living with his congenital heart defect has come with its challenges, Bill Wingate hopes he can encourage others with similar conditions. 

A post-hoc analysis of critically ill COVID-19 patients revealed that high-dose inhaled nitric oxide therapy was more beneficial in reducing the risk of mortality in Black patients compared with their white counterparts.
A UAB study evaluating the treatment of severe dyslipidemia showed that only one in three individuals with severe dyslipidemia took lipid-lowering medications without any improvement in the treatment rates over 10 years.
UAB Hospital practice areas were honored with the “Best Hospital” designation, including cancer care, heart care, stroke care, minimally invasive surgery, comprehensive breast care, mammograms, obstetrics and women’s services.
A UAB expert is offering some of their top tips on how to avoid holiday heart syndrome and enjoy a heart-healthy holiday season.
UAB researchers leverage All of Us Research Program nationwide data from a diverse group of individuals to show that the genetic risk of hypertension varied between males and females.
UAB researchers conducted a landmark study that established the reference intervals for natriuretic peptides — hormones that regulate a range of beneficial bodily functions — and revealed that natriuretic peptide deficiency increases the risk of cardiometabolic diseases.
UAB researchers conducted a study in end-stage heart failure patients with cardiogenic shock that revealed that B-type natriuretic peptide levels were elevated in end-stage heart failure but did not predict clinical outcomes.
The newly introduced kidney function equation has value in predicting heart failure comparable to the old equation but may reduce racial disparities by improving access to heart failure therapy among Black heart failure patients.
Cure HHT has named the HHT Clinic at UAB Hospital a Center of Excellence. Only hospitals equipped with the proper personnel, expertise, commitment and resources to provide comprehensive evaluation, treatment and education to individuals with HHT and their families receive this designation.
UAB researchers conducted a nationwide population-level study to assess the cardiovascular health in Asian American adults. Results revealed that cardiovascular health declined in foreign-born Asian Americans by 28 percent from 2011-2020.
UAB researchers conducted a study including approximately 20,000 left ventricular assist device recipients and found that women had worse clinical outcomes compared with men across social and clinical subgroups of interest.

Patients suffering from cystic fibrosis often struggle with malnutrition, due to the disease’s impact on the digestive system and the increased energy needs of the body.
Experts say it is never too late for women to know their risk factors and take steps to prevent heart disease.
The research team analyzed the clinical outcomes of more than 12,000 patients who had a TEE-guided percutaneous transcatheter intervention and found that, over the past decade, 3.6 percent of patients who had this procedure had complications.
Learn what broken heart syndrome is, who is at risk for it, how to prevent it and more.
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