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5 Essential Exams for Women

May 15, 2017

For women there are five exams that are key to maintaining good health and detecting problems in their earliest stages. ... Read more

How is Your Heart Health?

March 13, 2017

Every day people ignore a common heart problem until it causes more serious complications. ... Read more

Seven Reasons Why Loving Relationships Are Good For You

February 14, 2017

How loving relationships sustain us, define us, and keep us healthy. ... Read more

Aortic Advancements: Making Surgery Smaller

February 09, 2017

The impacts of aortic valve replacement are still big – but what has gotten smaller is the procedure. ... Read more

Dying of a Broken Heart

December 29, 2016

While grief may make a person feel they want to die – the vast majority do not. ... Read more

New Clinical Trial for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

August 04, 2016

The CARMA Center at the University of Utah Health Care kicked off a clinical trial aiming to improve the treatment of atrial fibrillation. ... Read more

University of Utah Health Care Offers World's Smallest Pacemaker

July 18, 2016

Miniaturized heart device provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology available. ... Read more

Atrial Fibrillation -- Are You at Risk?

July 06, 2016

Atrial fibrillation is a rhythm disorder of the heart characterized by extra heartbeats in the upper chambers of the heart. ... Read more

Improve Heart Health With the Mediterranean Diet

June 29, 2016

Generally, when you think about a diet, you think about losing weight.... Read more

Cell Therapy May Mend Damaged Hearts, Study Says

April 04, 2016

End-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow experienced 37 percent fewer cardiac events - including deaths and hospital admissions related to heart failure - than a placebo-controlled group, reports a new study. Results from ixCELL-DCM, the largest cell therapy trial for treating heart failure to date, will be presented at the 2016 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and published online in The Lancet on April 4.... Read more

World of Heart Recovery Medicine to Focus on Latest Advances at U of U Symposium

January 07, 2016

On Jan. 14-15, the University of Utah School of Medicine will become the worldwide focus of heart recovery medicine when leading scientists and clinicians from across the globe come to Salt Lake City for the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS). Now in its fourth year, the one-of-a-kind conference has been described as a “think tank” where hundreds of cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, ER physicians, nurses, pharmacists, research scientists and more converge to push forward the field of heart recovery. ... Read more

How Low to Go for Blood Pressure? Lower Target Could Affect Millions of Americans

November 09, 2015

A new study finds that at least 16.8 million Americans could potentially benefit from lowering their systolic blood pressure (SBP) to 120 mmHg, much lower than current guidelines of 140 or 150 mmHg. The collaborative investigation between the University of Utah, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Columbia University, will be published Nov. 9 online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).... Read more

Study Shows Benefits of Intensive Blood Pressure Management

November 09, 2015

Patients whose blood pressure target was lowered to reach a systolic goal of less than 120 mmHg had their risk for heart attack, heart failure or stroke reduced by 24 percent, and their risk for death lowered by 27 percent. Compared to a systolic blood pressure goal of less than 140 mmHg, aggressive treatment appeared to be as effective for elderly participants as for adults age 50-74, according to results from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) presented at the American Heart Association meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Nov. 9. ... Read more

Death by Touchdown?

October 08, 2015

For some, a suspenseful game can lead to heart attack. ... Read more

Stem Cell Delivery Method Shows Promise for Treating End Stage Heart Failure

July 27, 2015

A new clinical trial to test how a high dose of stem cells delivered via a method called “retrograde coronary sinus infusion” affects end stage heart failure patients is showing promising results. The trial, conducted by an international team led by researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT appears in the current issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. ... Read more

Long Working Hours Are Bad for Your Heart

September 29, 2014

If you work too much, you won't have time for proper exercise, plenty of sleep and other things that are essential to good health.... Read more

Have a Heart Healthy Vacation

July 16, 2014

You've been warned: going on vacation may be bad for your health. The ... Read more

What Questions Do YOU Have About Heart Health?

February 26, 2014

VIDEO: The UUHC team hit the streets at City Creek Center on Valentine's Day to see how much shoppers know about heart health.... Read more

The Dinner Doc: Love Your Heart

February 13, 2014

This Valentine's Day, treat your heart right by adding these three doctor-approved foods to your plate.... Read more