A Stanford physician and leader at the American Heart Association explains why the organization's goals for 2030 include more than heart health.
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Demystifying Heart Failure: How to thrive with heart failure
In the final installment of the Demystifying Heart Failure series, physician Randall Stafford and graduate student Min Joo Kim explain how heart failure can be treated and managed.
Demystifying Heart Failure: Why does it develop?
In the fourth post in the Demystifying Heart Failure series, physician Randall Stafford and colleagues explain why the condition develops.
Demystifying Heart Failure: Understanding the different types
This third installment in the Demystifying Heart Failure series explains two primary types of heart failure and introduces Mr. F, a heart failure patient.
Demystifying Heart Failure: A treatable chronic disease
This post is the first in a series examining heart failure written by graduate student Min Joo Kim and physician-researcher Randall Stafford.
Aspirin for prevention: Should you take it?
In this final piece on aspirin for prevention of heart attack and stroke, Randall Stafford explains factors for doctors and patients to consider.
Aspirin for prevention: Know your risk of heart attack or stroke
In this installment of "Aspirin for prevention," physician-researcher Randall Stafford provides tips to calculate the risk of heart disease or stroke, to inform decisions about taking aspirin preventatively.
Social-network-like gene connections identified in heart failure
As a freshly minted undergraduate, Kristin Reese had a strange side hustle. With her trusty ice chest, Reese helped collect donor hearts for a research …
E-cigarette flavors may boost risk of heart disease
E-cigarette flavorings are harmful to blood vessel cells even in the absence of nicotine. The flavors of cinnamon and menthol are particularly dangerous.
Lab-grown heart cells reveal secrets of “kissing bug” disease
Stanford researchers are using lab-grown heart cells to investigate how Chagas disease, which is spread by "kissing bugs," affects heart health.
MyHeart Counts health data released for external research
Scientists from the MyHeart Counts research study have released data from 50,000 participants to enable additional investigations.
“Asian” isn’t specific enough for health data, research suggests
While different Asian groups vary in their risk for heart disease and stroke, all Asian groups are more likely to die early of a stroke than whites.
Congenital heart defects boost the risk of adult heart disease — by a lot
Someone born with a relatively simple heart problem, even when it's fixed by surgery, is 13 times as likely to later develop heart failure.
Turning up technology to reduce health risks
A Stanford clinic found that staying in close contact with patients virtually between appointments achieved dramatic health improvements. Can additional technology build on those gains?
A just-right fix for a tiny heart
A baby born with a rare heart complication is now thriving following two surgeries at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Failure to take statins leads to higher mortality
More than a third of patients who are prescribed statins fail to take them regularly, and they are dying at higher rates as a result.