Articles tagged with 'Heart' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Heart)

2022
May
18,
2022
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of pregnancy‐related death, yet a new national survey led by doctors at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai suggests that few cardiologists, trainees or care team members are trained in cardio-obstetr...
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April
29,
2022
| 06:56 AM America/Los_Angeles
WHAT: Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of mavacamten, a new drug shown to provide relief to obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients experiencing shortness of breath. “Until now, existing treatments for hyp...
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April
22,
2022
| 07:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
The 2022 Annual Report from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is available now, detailing the latest research and medical achievements by the expert team ranked No. 1 for cardiology and cardiac surgery in California by U.S. News & World Repor...
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April
12,
2022
| 07:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
Vesicles secreted from human heart cells may repair damaged tissue and prevent lethal heart rhythm disorders, according to a new study from investigators in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai.The research, published in the European Heart Journ...
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April
06,
2022
| 07:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Physician-scientists from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are working to identify genetic risk factors for cardiomyopathy—a collection of conditions that reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood to the rest of the body—and how inherited for...
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April
06,
2022
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Throughout the month of April—Donate Life Month—experts from Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Smidt Heart Institute are available for interviews on issues related to transplantation, immunology and organ donation.“During Donate Li...
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April
05,
2022
| 12:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
Experts from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, home to California’s top-ranked cardiology and heart surgery programs, will present an array of innovative research data and lead discussions on medical breakthroughs during the American College...
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April
03,
2022
| 06:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new drug shows promise in providing relief to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients experiencing shortness of breath, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session in Washington, D...
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April
02,
2022
| 09:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Los Angeles Barbershop Blood Pressure Study is delivering cutting-edge insights more than four years after the study results were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.With help from participants in that landmark study, researchers fro...
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April
01,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
WHAT:Today, the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Failure Society of America released updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. This is the first full revision of the guidelines since ...
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March
30,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Clinician-scientists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai developed a clinical algorithm that, for the first time, distinguishes between treatable sudden cardiac arrest and untreatable forms of the condition. The findings, published today in ...
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March
22,
2022
| 16:32 PM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators from Cedars-Sinai have created an artificial intelligence-enabled tool that may make it easier to predict if a person will have a heart attack.The tool, described in The Lancet Digital Health, accurately predicted which patients would e...
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March
10,
2022
| 15:32 PM America/Los_Angeles
A cell therapy developed by the executive director of the Smidt Heart Institute stabilizes weakened muscles–including the heart muscle–in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients, a new study published in the international peer-reviewed journal The Lance...
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March
09,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified a potential new therapy for COVID-19: a biologic substance created by reengineered human skin cells.  Scientists found the substance stopped SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from reproducing it...
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March
01,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new division is exploring how artificial intelligence can be applied in medicine. Investigators recently used algorithms to identify patients at risk for heart attacks. Cedars-Sinai now has several programs using AI to help discover medical breakth...
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February
28,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Just a decade ago, patients with severe aortic stenosis—a narrowing of the heart’s main valve—were left with two options: undergo high-risk open-heart surgery or do nothing to treat their life-threatening condition.But then, in 2011, a new, minimally...
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February
24,
2022
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Kiranbir Josan, MD, a noninvasive clinical cardiologist, has joined the Department of Cardiology in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, ranked among the country’s best by U.S. News & World Report.Josan, who comes to Cedars-Sinai from Stanford ...
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February
23,
2022
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Physician-scientists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can effectively identify and distinguish between two life-threatening heart conditions that are often easy to miss: hypertrophic ...
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February
21,
2022
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cancer treatments save lives. They also might cause heart damage in the process.Cedars-Sinai research scientist Arun Sharma, PhD, wants to be able to predict when this might happen. As the head of a new laboratory in the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governo...
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February
18,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new collection of scientific articles published today shines a light on the differences between men and women when it comes to heart health.Experts from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai led the project, which resulted in an anthology of 14...
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February
17,
2022
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jae Hyung Cho, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist, has joined the Department of Cardiology in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai as a staff physician specializing in general cardiology, continuing the institute’s tradition of fostering lifesaving ...
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February
07,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People in love often say two hearts beat as one, and the hearts of Tom and Therese Mazzei are definitely in sync. When 59-year-old Tom Mazzei traveled from Guam to the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai for treatment, Therese Mazzei, his wife of m...
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February
01,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Amid the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and Smidt Heart Institute together completed 573 solid organ transplants in 2021, surpassing 2020’s count of 529 and achieving a new record for th...
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January
31,
2022
| 09:57 AM America/Los_Angeles
After treating COVID-19 survivors for nearly two years, cardiologists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai highlight what they have learned about the impact of the virus on the heart—and how to most effectively treat patients who are recoveri...
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January
28,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cardiothoracic surgeons in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai recently performed a groundbreaking robotic-assisted lung transplant. With a new right lung, the patient, a 69-year-old man from Claremont, California, is back to exercising and cha...
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January
27,
2022
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
The number of people hospitalized for a hypertensive crisis—when blood pressure increases so much it can cause a heart attack, stroke or other sudden cardiovascular event—more than doubled from 2002 to 2014, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators.Th...
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January
04,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Joanna Chikwe, MD, founding chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute, has been named editor-in-chief of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' premier academic journal, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.With over 1.5 million pa...
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January
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 can trigger an immune response that lasts well beyond the initial infection and recovery—even among people who had mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators. The finding...
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2021
December
22,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The most-read stories on the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom during 2021 covered a wide range of topics, from heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome to social anxiety and lung transplantation. But one theme dominated the most popular stories: COVID-19.COVI...
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November
26,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The fall issue of Discoveries, Cedars-Sinai's magazine dedicated to healing, life-changing scientific breakthroughs—and the people behind them—is now available online and in print. The publication is sent out twice a year to 120,000 patients, medical...
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