Smoking counteracts the effect of a gene that normally protects against heart disease, according to a new study.
The NIH has granted $8.56 million for a first of its kind clinical trial examining cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. One of the principal investigators is Columbia's Joan Bathon.
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.
Columbia research shows that expanding treatment of high blood pressure with cost-effective medication could prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in China.
In Columbia's biomedical engineering department, engineers and physicians work together to solve problems and improve health care.
Nanometer-sized “drones” that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis.