Strokes and heart attacks often strike without warning. But, a unique application of a medical camera could one day help physicians know who is at risk for a cardiovascular event by providing a better view of potential problem areas.
The University of Michigan was recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an institutional career development program for advanced training in emergency critical care research.
Nearly 15 million times a year, Americans with heart trouble climb onto a treadmill to take a stress test that can reveal blockages in their heart’s blood vessels. It’s a major factor in deciding what doctors should do next for them. But in October, many such patients may not be able to get the best possible test, due to a looming shortage of a crucial short-lived radioactive element
Patients who suffer heart attacks, or flare-ups of congestive heart failure, can be cared for in a variety of hospital locations. But a new study suggests that they’ll fare worse in hospitals that rely heavily on their intensive care units to care for patients like them. In fact, depending on where they go, they may be half as likely to get certain proven tests and treatments – and less likely to survive a month after their hospital stay.
Day in and day out, for years on end, millions of people with diabetes prick their fingers to test their blood sugar level. And many may wonder if all the careful eating, exercise and medication it takes to keep those levels under control is really worth it. A major new study should encourage them to keep going for the long haul.
When a hospital patient’s heart stops, the drama starts, as doctors and nurses work furiously at resuscitation. Some hospitals allow family members to watch, while the majority do not. Now, a study has shown for the first time on a national scale that patients do just as well after a cardiac arrest either way.
A national effort to shave minutes off emergency heart attack treatment time has increased the chance that each patient will survive, a new study suggests. But yet the survival rate for all patients put together hasn’t budged. It seems like a paradox. But wait, say they authors of the new report: the paradox vanishes with more detailed analysis of exactly who has been getting this treatment.
A global hunt for genes that influence heart disease risk has uncovered 157 changes in human DNA that alter the levels of cholesterol and other blood fats – a discovery that could lead to new medications.
Stroke rates have declined in the past decade, but there's still work to be done by the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center and its partners in Corpus Christi, Texas, to prevent stroke among young Mexican Americans.
As cancer therapy becomes more effective and the number of cancer survivors increases, doctors are faced with a new challenge: ensuring patients have a healthy heart to enjoy the rest of their lives. The University of Michigan has launched Michigan’s first cardio-oncology clinic to prevent or minimize heart damage caused by chemotherapy and radiation.
Michigan’s top heart and heart surgery program has a new name – the University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center. The change recognizes $50 million in giving from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation.
Millions of Americans take aspirin or other drugs every day to reduce their risk of heart attacks or other problems caused by blood clots. A new U-M study should help guide their treatment if they suffer a stroke.
Join us on World Kidney Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., March 15 for free kidney, blood pressure, and depression screenings. Throughout the day there'll be prize raffles, patient care information, exercise demonstrations, kidney-friendly cooking demonstrations and healthy snacks.
Less than three years after the first person moved in, U-M has transformed a vacant former pharmaceutical company campus into a vibrant hub for research – an achievement marked this week with the move of the 2,000th person to the site.
During Heart Disease Awareness Month, experts at the U-M Cardiovascular Center are available to discuss new strategies for improving patient care and the quality of patients' lives. While cutting-edge techniques are transforming treatment of heart disease, there are ways to prevent getting heart disease in the first place.
Want to know how well UMHS does at providing high-quality care and protecting patients' safety while they receive care? Check out the newly updated data on a website that provides these data, patient ratings of UMHS care, and much more, to the public.