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Dr. Desvigne-Nickens In The News

March 6, 2013 : Voice of America
Doctors say most heart disease preventable
Carol Pearson
The NHLBI’s Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens talks heart health during her interview with Voice of America and underscores that it’s important for adults to know their numbers. “Your weight, blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure, are important numbers; they can help you take action and reduce risks,” said Dr. Desvigne-Nickens.

July 9, 2012 : The University of Texas Health Science Center
UTHealth, French researchers discover gene defect for new syndrome
Research teams from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Paris, France have discovered a gene defect linked to a cluster of systemic complications, including life-threatening thoracic aortic disease and intracranial aneurysms.

June 21, 2008 : NIH MedlinePlus
Could peripheral arterial disease be your problem?
Could you or a loved one have peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.)? P.A.D. is a problem with blood flow in the arteries—usually the legs.

June 6, 2006
Media Availability: Emergency Angioplasty or Bypass Surgery Improves Long-term Survival of Heart Attack Patients with Cardiogenic Shock
Treating heart attack patients who have a life-threatening complication called cardiogenic shock with emergency angioplasty or bypass surgery greatly improves the long-term survival of these patients.

August 25, 1999
Emergency Angioplasty or Bypass Surgery Saves Lives of Heart Attack Patients with Cardiogenic Shock
Heart attack patients with a life-threatening complication called cardiogenic shock experience an improvement in survival at 6 months when treated with balloon angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery compared to patients who receive intensive medical care to stabilize their condition, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

October 19, 1998
Women's Health Study Reaches Recruitment Goal
Do hormones prevent heart disease? Will a low-fat diet protect you from cancers of the breast and colon? Can vitamin D prevent the bone fractures of osteoporosis? These questions face 37.5 million women in the country. Now, more than 160,000 of them have decided to be part of the answer.

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