Epigenetic aging could serve as a promising biomarker for measuring long-term cardiovascular health and disease risk, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Genomic autopsy of young individuals who experienced sudden death revealed many had known genetic variants that are associated with cardiomyopathy.
Inefficient cardiac repair after heart attacks is partially driven by a maladapted response to a low oxygen environment by immune cells, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Thirty-five years since it was started, the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study, or CARDIA, has become a premier source for the determinants, mechanism and outcomes of cardiovascular disease and manifestations of aging.
Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking conferred greater risk of heart failure in young and middle aged individuals when compared with older individuals, according to a recent study.
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, the Eileen M. Foell Professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, is the newly elected president of the American Heart Association.
Scientists have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker — a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing device that disappears after it’s no longer needed.
One of the biggest diseases of the modern era is a pernicious cluster of risk factors called metabolic syndrome, and Northwestern scientists across disciplines are looking for new ways to understand, target, treat, and even prevent this syndrome, with the hopes of ultimately creating a much healthier nation.
Northwestern Medicine scientists and clinicians have continued to investigate methods to combat the disease, including strategies to conduct clinical trials during a pandemic, studying neurologic symptoms in children and reflecting on the importance of professional medical organizations during a public health crisis.
A Northwestern Medicine study has shown that a high-intensity home-based walking exercise program improved walking ability in people with peripheral artery disease.