Big Leaps for Baby Steps

With philanthropic support, Dr. Evan Zahn developed a procedure to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), the most common heart problem among extremely premature babies. He also harnessed 3D printing technology to build reconstructed ...

Discoveries / Feb 24, 2019

Care Package

The Mitra Microsampler is an at-home blood-draw tool that helps patients collect tiny drops of blood for precise biometric monitoring and heart health.

Discoveries / Feb 19, 2019

Picture Perfect

Cedars-Sinai scientists developed a new quantitative cardiac MRI technique dubbed MR Multitasking that solves the longstanding problem of how to snap a clear image when a beating heart, flowing blood, and breathing lungs could blur the ...

Discoveries / Feb 19, 2019

Stats: Rejection Overruled

Cedars-Sinai surgeons have been performing transplantations since 1966, while collaborating with scientists to pioneer techniques that improve matchmaking—including ways to unite incompatible blood types and prevent organ rejection.

Discoveries / Feb 18, 2019

What Should Parents Know About Congenital Heart Defects

About 1 out of 100 babies born in the US are affected by congenital heart disease.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 04, 2019

Beating the Heart Failure Odds

25-year-old Garik Aleksandryan had 2 heart attacks before doctors knew what was wrong.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 03, 2019

8 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking for Good

Quitting is hard—mentally, physically, and emotionally. But you can do it!

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 09, 2018

Is It a Panic Attack or Heart Attack?

You suddenly feel chest pain, shortness of breath, and a tingling sensation in your body. Is it a heart attack or is it a panic attack? Learn from an expert.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 31, 2018

Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Vascular Surgeon Ali Azizzadeh

"The best part of my job is the immediate satisfaction you get from fixing a problem and seeing the results right then."

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 22, 2018

Pacemakers: An Evolution

Crafted in 1957 by an engineering school dropout, the first wearable pacemaker used circuitry built for metronomes to help patients who were suffering from slow or irregular heartbeats.

Discoveries / Aug 20, 2018

Picture Not Perfect

Young, athletic women who think they can outrun heart disease need to think again. While the condition is declining in nearly every other demographic, women aged 35–44 are experiencing an alarming increase in heart-related illness.

Discoveries / Aug 11, 2018

Heart Health and a Haircut

A groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that African- American men successfully lowered their blood pressure to healthy levels when aided by a pharmacist and their barber.

Discoveries / Jul 27, 2018


Thanks to Cedars-Sinai and interventional cardiologist Evan Zahn, MD, Cheryl Davis, 48, became the first person in the world to receive a new, implantable device for repairing congenital cardiac defects—without open-heart surgery.

Discoveries / Jul 27, 2018

Young at Heart

The fountain of youth may be a myth, but a new Cedars-Sinai study presents the prospect that one very important organ might ultimately be rejuvenated: the heart.

Discoveries / Jul 26, 2018

Blocked Artery Diagnosis Leads to Better Health

When Jeff Baird's wife pushed him to find a new primary care doctor, she may have saved his life.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 01, 2018