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2021
January
20,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has found for the first time that during nighttime hours, women are more likely than men to suffer sudden death due to cardiac arrest. Findings we...
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January
13,
2021
| 06:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Cedars-Sinai employees have stepped-up and stepped-in to support patients and colleagues alike. And while there has been no shortage of selflessness, one group of volunteers shines a bright light on both the innovation...
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January
11,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cell-derived exosomes are effective in treating disease when mixed with the dominant protein in breast milk and given orally, a new Smidt Heart Institute study of laboratory mice shows. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Extracel...
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2020
December
16,
2020
| 13:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
In a year rocked by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center is on track to match or break records.Cedars-Sinai surgeons performed 64 transplants in October, the second-highest number of transplants ever p...
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November
30,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Just moments after Calabasas ninth grader Oliver Merlob was born, he was whisked away for open-heart surgery to treat a congenital heart defect. Little did his parents know it would be the beginning of a lifelong relationship.The relationship forged ...
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November
13,
2020
| 09:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions suggests neither vitamin D nor the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a potentially serious heart rhythm disturbance...
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November
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has established a specialized cardiac clinic to care for COVID-19 survivors who may be subject to long-term heart damage.“This first-of-its-kind program created uniquely for COVID-19 survivors will benefit pa...
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November
06,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
HeartValveSurgery.com, a prominent heart health educational resource and online patient community, recently featured cardiothoracic surgeon Joanna Chikwe, MD, chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute, in a webinar about...
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November
03,
2020
| 05:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Delander Moore, a Cedars-Sinai patient from Palmdale, has plenty to be happy about this Election Day.Just days after receiving a new heart, Moore was excited to find out he won't miss the opportunity to vote because he can cast his ballot from his ho...
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October
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Smidt Heart Institute researcher Blandine Chazarin, PhD, a French native, has an important message: “Science is for everyone.” And to prove it, Chazarin collaborated with other scientists to create a comic story about her research that won top honors...
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September
23,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute is launching a new, comprehensive Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention to help predict and prevent the usually fatal heart rhythm problem."Fewer than 10% of the people who experience sudden cardiac arrest survive," said Sume...
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August
24,
2020
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
A recent study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the survival of those who experience out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Researchers found that the survival rate has...
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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 ma...
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August
10,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is expanding its surgical care for children and adult congenital heart disease patients by embarking on a new initiative that includes the expertise of the world-...
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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.“F...
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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. The...
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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 car...
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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 Streisand...
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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 hundreds...
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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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