Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) was found to have a familial etiology in 30 percent of individuals diagnosed with DCM, and the overall risk for a family member of developing DCM was nearly 20 percent by the age of 80.
A new study shines a spotlight on an important but often overlooked matter of the heart — optimizing cardiovascular health before getting pregnant.
A new study suggests that one contributor to inequities in pregnancy and cardiovascular outcomes may be the stress created by police violence occurring in Black women’s neighborhoods.
Sequencing known cardiac arrythmia genes in more than 20,000 people without an indication for genetic testing identified pathogenic variants in nearly one percent of individuals.
A new Northwestern Medicine study suggests that some patients with the most common type of heart failure may benefit from a novel, minimally invasive cardiac implant device called an atrial shunt.
Jeremiah Stamler, MD, founding chair and professor emeritus of Preventive Medicine, passed away on January 26. He was 102 years old.
Among patients with no detectable coronary artery calcium, those who smoke, have diabetes or hypertension have the highest risk of cardiovascular disease events, according to a recent study.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has, for the first time, derived and validated a set of risk prediction models for lifetime risk of heart failure.
Electric shocks delivered by subcutaneous defibrillators are equally effective compared to shocks delivered by conventional transvenous defibrillators, according to a recent study.
Statin therapy has been shown cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.