Researchers at Stanford Medicine discovered the mechanism for a heart condition and developed a drug to treat it.
Unconventional Paths: Sneaky submarines and super surgeries
Bioengineer Alison Marsden uses computer modeling skills honed on submarines to help surgeons plan the best repairs for babies' hearts.
Unconventional Paths: Gorzynski and the great apes
After starting his career as a veterinarian, scientist John Gorzynski turned to research, investigating great ape genetics and cardiology.
How does CRISPR help researchers study the heart?
Cardiology researchers at Stanford Medicine are increasingly turning to CRISPR to understand -- and maybe one day -- treat heart disease.
Engineering a new heart, layer by layer
Stanford researchers are building a heart through tissue engineering techniques in the hopes of better treating congenital heart defects.
Scientist, daughter optimize equitable care for veterans
Researchers analyzed how to get the optimal dose of heart medication to patients at the VA, specifically Black and Latino patients.
An elite club: 10 years with a ventricular assist device
After 10 years of living with a special device that helps the heart pump blood, one pediatric patient is part of an elite group of survivors.
Triple-organ recipient joins walk to promote organ donation
A Stanford patient still in recovery from organ transplant surgery joins a 5K walk in the hospital to raise awareness of the need for organ donation.
Community bonds help barbers improve health for Black men
A program that trains barbers to coach Black men about their health and wellness helps bridge health equity gaps by tapping into built-in community bonds.
A cancer treatment that tackles heart disease?
A Stanford-developed anti-cancer therapy currently in clinical trials may also reduce vascular inflammation in heart disease.
Best of 2020: Stanford Medicine’s top podcasts
In 2020, contributing editor Paul Costello’s top podcasts reflect the challenges of the coronavirus and other timely health care issues.
Tiny bits of RNA give window into adult congenital heart disease in Stanford study
MicroRNA in the blood holds clues to heart problems in adults born with tetralogy of Fallot, a type of congenital heart disease, Stanford research shows.
Improving heart health, decreasing tobacco use in Alaska
Using telemedicine, Stanford Medicine researcher Jodi Prochaska is investigating how to reduce tobacco use in Alaska.
As primary care visits go online, fewer patients are checked for heart disease risk
Stanford researchers found that the number of patients receiving blood pressure and cholesterol tests dropped as primary care visits went online.
An ancient virus might have made our hearts bigger
A Stanford-led study finds that remnants of an ancient viral infection may be the reason humans and other primates evolved to have larger hearts and bodies.
From the heart: Stanford cardiology chief reflects on his experience as a Black physician
Eldrin Lewis, Stanford's chief of cardiovascular medicine, opens up about racism and his hopes for future generations of Black physicians and patients.