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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.
UAB researchers looked at body cooling versus normal temperature control in pediatric patients who suffered cardiac arrest in the hospital to find that neither is more beneficial.
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.
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.
UAB doctors say stroke prevention treatments are not one-size-fits-all, and treatment options can be individualized using this hierarchical ranking.

UAB is the first hospital in Alabama and one of the first in the nation to use sophisticated Resuscitation Quality Improvement system simulators to improve CPR skills in emergency department staff.

New research says calcium supplements may not be heart-healthy, but UAB cardiologists are saying there is no reason to panic.
Spirituality plays a central role in many aspects of African-American culture, and UAB School of Nursing postdoctoral scholar Deborah Ejem, Ph.D., will explore how significant a factor it is.
A robotic 3-D printer will build the tissue through computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing, but using living cells as the pieces of the structure.
This protective effect on cardiotoxicity could benefit cancer chemotherapy recipients and heart failure patients.
Enjoy great pizza and help raise some dough for the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Foundation at Slice Birmingham.

Watching football and tailgating can negatively affect heart health in unexpected ways; learn why and get expert tips for healthier game days.

UAB Heart and Vascular Clinic at Acton Road will offer free heart-healthy tailgate screenings Sept. 19; registration is available.
UAB is the only hospital in the state to offer the minimally invasive MitraClip procedure to aid patients suffering from mitral regurgitation.
Funds raised from the annual event come back to UAB to support vital cardiovascular research efforts.
The AHA/ACC formulas for heart attack and stroke risk released in November were described as overpredicting a patient’s risk, but the latest findings published in JAMA suggest otherwise.
Moellinger was presented Nursing Scientist Award before an international group of more than 1,000 medical experts.
UAB Heart and Vascular Services is celebrating heart month with events at UAB Hospital.
The 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults contains nine recommendations for health care providers.
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