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Heart & Vascular Center

Heart & Vascular News and Publications

We help keep patients, caregivers, and medical professionals informed about the latest happenings at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center through newsletters, press releases, our annual report, and other media. Below is a list of our recent heart and vascular news stories.

At the Heart of the Future

At the Heart of the Future is our annual report on the innovative care and research taking place here at the Heart & Vascular Center. Read At the Heart of the Future 2016 report, or At the Heart of the Future 2015 report.

Heart & Vascular Center Update

Our Heart & Vascular Center Update newsletters provide detailed updates on what’s happening at the Center, including case studies of new procedures and descriptions of new programs. Read current issue and past issues of Heart & Vascular Center Update.

Press Releases

October 20, 2016 - Team Led by BWH Receives $75 million to Fight Heart Disease

Calum MacRae, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at BWH, and an international team of collaborators have been selected to receive the One Brave Idea Research Award, a five year, $75 million award from the American Heart Association, Verily Life Sciences and AstraZeneca.

May 5, 2016 - Why Are Women less likely to be Prescribed Statins than Men?

Study pinpoints identifies four factors that may account for sex differences in statin therapy among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).

Jan 13, 2016 - Novel Blood Thinner Found To Be Safe and Effective in Women

Study shows cangrelor reduces the odds of cardiovascular events by 35 Percent in women undergoing coronary stenting when compared to standard therapy

Jan 12, 2016 - Triglycerides: the Next Big Lipid Target?

Researchers plan to conduct a large-scale study testing the impact of triglyceride reduction on cardiovascular event rates

Nov 30, 2015 - Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease: Increased Risk for Women with Diabetes

Nationwide study of women reveals that those with diabetes are most susceptible to the adverse cardiovascular risks posed by exposure to air pollution.

August 12, 2015 - Predicting Risk for Deadly Cardiac Events

A marker commonly used to determine if a patient is having a heart attack can also be used to identify stable patients at high risk for deadly cardiac events, according to a new study.

June 8, 2015 – No Increased Cardiovascular Risk Detected for New Diabetes Medication

Trial by BWH researchers is the first to report on the cardiovascular safety of widely prescribed glucose-lowering drug.

March 30, 2015 – Elusive Origin of Pulmonary Hypertension Uncovered

New insights into blood vessel metabolism may have major implications for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

March 15, 2015 – Evolocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor, Reduces Cardiovascular Events

Patients who received the experimental therapy were half as likely to experience adverse cardiovascular outcomes as compared to those who received standard care.

March 14, 2015 – Longer Duration Anti-Platelet Therapy is Beneficial for Patients with History of Heart Attack

New research finds that ticagrelor use beyond one year reduces the risk of further cardiovascular events.

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