For nearly 15 years, the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) has played a key role in designing and conducting collaborative clinical trials aimed at improving surgical treatments for cardiovascular disease, the nation’s leading cause of death. CTSN’s efforts to learn more about these treatments – valve replacements, bypass procedures,...
Based on a study of 6,000 adults, researchers found extra fat around the heart was associated with an increased risk for heart failure. The study advances research to explore underlying factors that may contribute to heart failure as well as targeted strategies for prevention.
After working with close to 500 women, researchers found that those who lost and gained 10 pounds at least once throughout a year were more likely to have sleep disturbances – such as taking longer to fall asleep or not sleeping as well throughout the night.
Everyone responds to exercise differently. Now, researchers are reporting an advance toward a blood test that can help predict an individual’s best exercise choice for optimizing cardiorespiratory fitness.
After partnering with 376 pregnant women in Boston, researchers found a mother’s exposure to ultrafine pollution particles during her pregnancy was associated with an increased likelihood of her baby developing asthma.
A newly developed deep learning algorithm could help assess a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease with the same low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scan used to screen for lung cancer, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Last year as the COVID-19 pandemic began to intensify, many patients with the debilitating genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, faced a difficult challenge. Because the disease damages the lungs and makes it hard to breathe, these patients needed in-hospital tests to measure how well their lungs were working. But many also were on drugs that reduce...