News

Study reveals ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs for common heart procedure

Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through …

Genetic error that increases risk of aortic rupture identified

A study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in …

New Guidelines Open Competitive Sports to Some Athletes with Heart Conditions

New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have loosened some restrictions placed on competitive …

Genetic Study Finds New Gene and Pathway that Prevent Heart Attacks

A new study of genetic data from more than 190,000 people has identified genes that, when altered in specific ways, …

Discovery of Atherosclerosis as “Alzheimer’s disease” of Blood Vessels

Researchers at Washington University have discovered a novel phenomenon that takes place during the formation of atherosclerosis, or the progressive …

Washington People: Angela L. Brown

Angela L. Brown, MD, grew up on her family’s farm in southern Arkansas. At the farm’s peak, the family and …

Dietary Nitrate Increases Muscle Speed and Power in Patients with Heart Failure

Washington University researchers have demonstrated that beetroot juice, which is rich in nitrate (NO3), can increase muscle function in heart …

Genetic Study Identifies Individuals Who Benefit Most From Statins

Researchers at Washington University have shown that a panel of genetic markers can identify individuals at increased risk for heart …

Multiple Rare Gene Mutations Associated With Increased Risk of Heart Attack

Research performed at Washington University and other leading biomedical research institutions found that multiple rare mutations in two genes increase …

New Treatment For Marfan’s Syndrome Shows Promise

An investigational treatment for Marfan’s syndrome is as effective as the standard therapy at slowing enlargment of the aorta, new …

Gene Mutations in NPC1L1, the Target of the Drug Ezetimibe, Found to Reduce Cholesterol and Protect Against Heart Attack

Researchers at Washington University have shown that mutations in the gene NPC1L1 are associated with lower cholesterol and about 50% …

The Heart’s Own Immune Cells Can Help It Heal

Researchers at Washington University have found the heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal …

New Experimental Drug Reduces Tissue Damage Following Myocardial Infarction and Minimizes the Risk of Bleeding

Researchers at Washington University and St. Louis based APT Therapeutics Inc., show that a novel drug known as APT102 significantly …

Regions of the Genome Once Mislabled as ‘Junk’ are Linked to Pathogenesis of Heart Failure

Dr. Jeanne Nerbonne and a team of Washington University researchers from the Center of Cardiovascular Research (CCR) reported results from …

Nanoparticles Treat Muscular Dystrophy in Mice

A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated a new approach to treating …

New Insights Into How Immune Cells Heal Injured Hearts

The immune system plays an important role in the heart’s response to injury. But until recently, conflicting data made it …

2nd Annual CV Research Day

The Cardiovascular Division held its Second Annual Cardiovascular Research Day on December 5, 2013. The event drew more than 150 …

New Study from Washington University Investigators Shows that Black Patients Undergo Aortic Valve Replacement Less Frequently

In a study, published online in the American Journal of Cardiology, Drs. Michael Yeung (Division of Cardiology, University of North Carolina, …

Dr. Jeanne Nerbonne named as new Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research

Jeanne M. Nerbonne, PhD, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, has been named director of the Center …

First Annual Cardiovascular Research Day

The Cardiovascular Division held its First Cardiovascular Research Day and Alumni Celebration on December 7, 2012. The event was the …

Over-Use of Drug-Eluting Stents Found

A review of more than 1.5 million percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures documented in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry has …

Noninvasive Imaging Technique May Help Kids with Heart Transplants

Washington University cardiologists have developed a noninvasive imaging technique that may help determine whether children who have had heart transplants …

Heart Disease and Diabetes

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have received a $4.7 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood …

Calorie-restricted diet keeps heart young

A research team led by Dr. Phyllis Stein has found that a key measure of the heart’s ability to adapt …

Genetic Study Shows Racial Differences to be Factor in Mortality in Heart Attack Patients Receiving Anti-Platelet Therapy

Dr. Sharon Cresci and a team of Washington University researchers have identified the first genetic variations linked to race that …