According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability in the world today. With more than 17.5 million deaths annually from CVD, finding effective treatment options is critical. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine scientists are hard at work to find innovative new therapies to treat and prevent CVD.
Women who’ve previously experienced a heart attack are twice as likely to develop mental stress-induced ischemia compared to men with a similar history, according to a recent study.
A new study shows a patient’s overall heart disease risk assessment can better determine blood pressure treatment, as opposed to examining blood pressure levels alone.
A new study debunks the “obesity paradox,” a counterintuitive finding that people with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are overweight or obese.
At Keep Your Heart Healthy events, Feinberg medical students provide cardiovascular disease risk assessment and prevention counseling to underserved communities.
A newly announced American Heart Association research center will be led by Mary McDermott, MD, and focus on calf muscle pathology in peripheral artery disease.
Scientists are one step closer to a stem cell treatment for muscular dystrophy after Northwestern Medicine investigators demonstrated improvements in muscle tissue differentiation in stem cells.
A newly discovered gene mutation may increase a patient’s risk of genetic heart disease, presenting a target for therapy or genetic screening down the road.
An online calculator showed initial success at predicting the risk of heart disease events among young, healthy adults, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Poor sleep may be a significant factor driving the differences in risk of cardiometabolic disease between African-Americans and European-Americans, according to a new study.
Mutations in the genes FOXC2 and GJC2 are associated with defects in venous valves, according to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.