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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.
Starting cholesterol-lowering treatment earlier may increase the its benefits, reducing heart attack and stroke over time, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Several forms of hypertension are associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease events, even in young adults, according to a recent study.
Targeting oxidative stress with a genetic therapy reduced atrial fibrillation in animal models of disease, making this a promising future treatment, according to a study published in Circulation.
Deaths due to heart failure and hypertensive heart disease are increasing in the U.S. — particularly in Black women and men — despite medical and surgical advances in heart disease management, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Genetic mutations in desmoplakin cause left ventricular cardiomyopathy, rather than right ventricular cardiomyopathy as previously believed, according to a recent study.
According to several recent editorials published by Feinberg faculty, there are large and complex issues to grapple with, from COVID-19’s devastating impact on African-Americans to maintaining critical care standards in the face of an unprecedented pandemic.
Coronary artery calcium levels may help clinicians better identify patients with a higher risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who will benefit from taking aspirin to prevent a heart attack.
Higher cumulative blood pressure among African-American patients is a major contributor to their higher risk of dementia, according to a new study.
In the newly formed Center for Arrhythmia Research, teams of interdisciplinary clinicians and scientists will work together to discover both the underlying molecular causes of arrhythmias and new standards of care for their treatment.
Northwestern Medicine cardiovascular experts discuss how racial disparities, including lower socioeconomic status and pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, can lead African-Americans to be at higher risk for contracting and dying from COVID-19.
A novel heart failure drug called sacubitril-valsartan reduced the risk of hospitalizations for heart failure and death from cardiovascular causes more in women than in men, according to a study published in Circulation.
High levels of albumin — the most abundant protein in the bloodstream — present in one’s urine may indicate a higher risk of heart failure later in life, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology.
A new study published previously unknown details about the lineage of lymphatic endothelial cells associated with the heart.
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Measuring atrial fibrillation through implanted devices like pacemakers can identify patients at risk for stroke, according to a recent study.
Ramael Ohiomoba, a second-year student, was one of two medical students in the country to be awarded the Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship through the Association of Black Cardiologists.
A drug originally designed to help manage diabetes may also improve quality of life for patients with heart failure, according to a recent clinical trial.
A new Northwestern Medicine study found an experimental drug did not lower hospitalization among patients suffering from heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.