Investigators have identified more than 60 previously unknown genetic variants associated with resting heart rate that may also contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study has received a 10-year $11 million grant renewal from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
Black residents living in highly segregated neighborhoods have significantly shortened life expectancies, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Despite having risk factors for heart disease, only 60 percent of women reported receiving counseling on optimizing their heart health at their six-week postpartum visits, according to a new Northwestern study.
A newly developed wireless implant monitors and treats heart disease, then harmlessly dissolves inside the body, bypassing the need for extraction.
People genetically predisposed to have high LDL cholesterol are at an increased risk for coronary heart disease even if their cholesterol levels are only modestly elevated, according to a recent study published in Circulation.
A new study has confirmed that circulatory death donor hearts that are reanimated and perfused with blood outside of the body are as safe and effective to transplant as brain death donor hearts preserved using traditional cold storage.
CT scans are better at predicting a middle-aged person’s risk for a heart disease, such as a heart attack, than genetics, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA.
From 1999 through 2020, Black Americans experienced more than 1.6 million excess deaths and more than 80 million excess years of life lost compared to white Americans, according to a recent study published in JAMA.
An informational communications tool provided to patients with dilated cardiomyopathy helped increase cardiovascular screenings in their first-degree relatives who have a higher risk of developing the genetic disease, according to findings published in Circulation.