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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Arrhythmia Research. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our members' latest achievements, awards and honors.
A new study has shown that vitamin D supplements do not reduce muscle pain associated with statin drugs.
A study led by Northwestern Medicine investigators found that education and place of birth significantly contribute to racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular health among U.S. adults.
Susan Quaggin, MD, has been presented one of The American Heart Association’s 2022 Distinguished Scientist awards, which honor members who have significantly advanced the understanding of cardiovascular, stroke or brain health.
There is significant variation in the prevalence of obesity among subgroups of Asian American adults, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor, reduced the risk of cardiovascular-related morality and hospitalization in patients with heart failure, regardless of ejection fraction, according to a series of clinical trial reports.
Mortality rates for ischemic heart disease in Asian American subpopulations were found to be more burdensome than previously reported, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
A new grant will fund the hiring of 15 new tenure-track faculty, along with tactics to ensure the success of faculty members from underrepresented populations.
Polygenic risk scores demonstrated minimal clinical benefit in predicting long-term coronary heart disease when added to a traditional risk factor model, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
- Northwestern Awarded First-Ever National Grant to Study Wearables, Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation08.29.2022
Northwestern University has been awarded a seven-year grant to study a “pill-in-pocket” strategy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder in adults.
Bigger test panels are better for genetic testing in cardiomyopathy and heart arrhythmias, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
A new study provides evidence that blood epigenetic biomarkers contain “snapshots” of past cardiovascular health exposures and behavior at the molecular level.
A new, smart pacemaker is integrated into a coordinated network of four soft, flexible, wireless, wearable sensors and control units placed around the upper body.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has found almost half of U.S. adults with heart failure have poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered a key regulator of pregnancy-associated heart growth, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Expanding prescription of statin medication to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol could be a cost-effective intervention against cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study.
Expression of a growth factor after heart injury activates the lymphatic system, spurring leukocytes to help clear away dying cells, according to a recent study.
A recent study published in Nature Genetics identified 10 new genetic regions associated with Brugada syndrome, a cardiac arrhythmia disorder.
Of the estimated five million patients in the U.S. diagnosed with heart failure annually, nearly half will have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and at the forefront of HFpEF research are Feinberg investigators.
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.