Macrophages can eat up to 70 dead cells a day, preventing atherosclerosis. A new CUMC study finds that mitochondria play a critical role in the process.
Smoking counteracts the effect of a gene that normally protects against heart disease, according to a new study.
A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents are as effective as surgery for many patients with a blockage in the left main coronary artery.
After a stent procedure or heart bypass surgery, patients who adhered to their medical therapy had better outcomes than nonadherent patients, according to a new study.
A large study found a positive correlation between traffic-related air pollution and the amount of calcium deposited in the coronary arteries.
Columbia researcher Jon Giles has published research showing a link between atherosclerosis and depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, anger, and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.