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Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Heart & Heart Surgery)

2020
August
13,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Heart transplant patient Sean Tiwanak pulled on plenty of heartstrings when he plucked his ukulele and sang a duet in his Cedars-Sinai hospital room with Lily Stern, MD, two days before his life-saving surgery. As Stern – wearing a face shield and...
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August
04,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Three years after the ALLSTAR clinical trial ended prematurely, the study's data shows that treatments of cardiosphere-derived cells -- the same cells used as an experimental therapy tested in COVID-19 patients -- demonstrated unexpected promise in h...
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June
30,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus. The discovery, published t...
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June
18,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As Cedars-Sinai expands telehealth and video visits and resumes surgeries, Joanna Chikwe, MD, chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute, has her focus on one thing: ensuring that patients with heart disease understand it...
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June
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Join us Thursday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. for an Instagram Live with Oren Friedman, MD, on the @CedarsSinai Instagram account! ...
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May
12,
2020
| 04:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Four of six critically ill COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease, according to a case series published by Cedars-Si...
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April
10,
2020
| 10:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a column by Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, associate professor of Medicine and a cardiologist in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, about caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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March
02,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai experts in the Smidt Heart Institute are making heart health a priority for cancer survivors and patients through the Cardio-Oncology Program. The program is more relevant than ever because cancer patients are living longer than ever....
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February
26,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Physicians at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are heading into the next frontier in heart medicine: Wearables. Also called digital therapeutics, wearable devices--like high tech watches and pendants--can track the heart beats and overall...
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February
18,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A groundbreaking Smidt Heart Institute hypertension study based in African American barbershops is being replicated in the South at Vanderbilt University Medical Center In Nashville, Tennessee. The new study is modeled after several pioneering studie...
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February
17,
2020
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that rates of sudden cardiac arrest are rising following decades of a downward trend. While this disturbing uptick was observed in both sexe...
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February
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
What do the latest studies and guidelines say about preventing heart disease, especially in women? Cedars-Sinai experts provided updates in honor of American Heart Month. Here are some highlights: Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Strei...
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February
13,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The New York Times recently interviewed Susan Cheng, MD, MPH, MMSc, director of Public Health Research at the Smidt Heart Institute, about her recent research study on how blood pressure affects women differently than men. Cheng’s research was featur...
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February
03,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
For the 10th consecutive year, the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai ranked first in the country for completing more adult heart transplants than any other U.S. medical center. “This is a remarkable testament to the selfless generosity of hund...
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January
29,
2020
| 14:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai and other centers nationwide shows that patients who underwent a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR), had similar key 5-year clinical outcomes of death and stroke...
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January
15,
2020
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai showed for the first time that women's blood vessels – including both large and small arteries – age at a faster rate than men's. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardio...
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January
10,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
U.S. News & World Report recently interviewed Janet Wei, MD, a cardiologist at the Smidt Heart Institute, about the wide variety of conditions that cause chest pain. According to the U.S. News & World Report article, more than eight million emerge...
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January
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
2020 is barely underway, but it's already shaping up to be the "Year of Women" in cardiology. Christine Albert, MD, MPH, founding chair of the newly established Department of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, was recently na...
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2019
December
26,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
2019 was a year of innovations for the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, capped off with the news that the institute's newly-formed Department of Cardiac Surgery earned a distinguished three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.  ...
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December
04,
2019
| 06:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
To better serve the coastal communities, Cedars-Sinai has expanded its offices at 1919 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica. Already home to an established gastroenterology practice, patients can now also find specialists in primary care, oncology, neu...
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November
18,
2019
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Actress, singer and activist Barbra Streisand has teamed up again with Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, to warn women and their physicians about how women experi...
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November
11,
2019
| 02:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including devices such as e-cigarettes, may be just as harmful to the heart, if not more, than traditional cigarettes. The find...
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November
04,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study of thousands of patients with the most common form of heart disease shows that many are not receiving the best treatment to prevent future heart attacks and extend their lives. The study of patients with coronary artery disease, led by the...
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October
15,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Since August, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, Raj Makkar, MD, vice president of Cardiovascular Innovation and Intervention at Ceda...
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September
19,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When James Inman, 59, first experienced chest pain one night, he tried to brush it off and go back to sleep. But the pain became unbearable and Inman felt like something was wrong, so he called 911. As it turned out, Inman was right. Something was...
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September
09,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Heart surgeon Joanna Chikwe, FRCS, has been named Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Chikwe’s appointment recognizes her major standing as an international leader in cardiovascul...
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September
03,
2019
| 05:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
Following an extensive national search, physician-scientist Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, has been named founding Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiology in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. “Dr. Albert is a national cardi...
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August
27,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published an editorial written by two Cedars-Sinai doctors, Bruce Gewertz, MD, and Michael Nurok, MD, PhD, urging health system leaders to change the method that is widely used to measure...
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August
16,
2019
| 14:36 PM America/Los_Angeles
Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute, was recently featured in a new documentary, A Typical Heart, which explores the deadly disparities between men and women who have heart disease....
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August
04,
2019
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
89.3 WFPL radio news in Louisville, Kentucky, recently covered a story about a local medical center, Jewish Hospital, that announced it was suspending its heart transplant program. The implications for patients in the Louisville community and state o...
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