Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Molecular autopsies can reveal genetic risk factors in young people who unexpectedly die, but proper interpretation of the results can be challenging, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have shown for the first time how an RNA-binding protein in the liver plays an important role in regulating insulin sensitivity throughout the body.
Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD, vice chair for research in the Department of Surgery, has been named associate director for admissions of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program.
A protein called tristetraprolin is activated during iron deficiency, lowering iron usage and preventing mitochondrial dysfunction, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Feinberg scientists are confronting significant, global challenges -- from antimicrobial resistance to HIV -- through collaborative, cutting-edge basic science and clinical research within the Division of Infectious Diseases.
The American Heart Association recently selected Northwestern Medicine as one of six centers to be part of a new, grant-funded national network dedicated to researching and understanding the causes of atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat.
A new app, developed in part by Northwestern Medicine faculty, rates the nutritional value of packaged foods and suggests healthier products.
Middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction had a greater chance of experiencing cardiovascular events, according to a research letter published in Circulation.
Northwestern faculty members have been chosen for induction into two prominent medical organizations: the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.
Immunosuppression among patients with HIV was associated with a significantly higher likelihood of heart arrhythmias, according to a new study.
A new study shows a patient’s overall heart disease risk assessment can better determine blood pressure treatment, as opposed to examining blood pressure levels alone.
Students, residents, faculty and staff recently traveled to San Francisco to attend the Student National Medical Association annual conference for current and future underrepresented minority medical students.
During spring break, the medical school welcomed undergraduate students for a pipeline program designed to nurture future medical students from underrepresented backgrounds.
At a workshop on March 27, the Medical Faculty Council honored 2018 Mentor of the Year awardees Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, and joint recipients Erin Hsu, PhD and Wellington Hsu, MD.
Neil Stone, MD, has been selected to receive the 2018 Joseph Stokes, III, MD Award from the American Society of Preventive Cardiology.
A recent trend of using hospital volume as a surrogate measure of cardiovascular care may not accurately represent quality, according to a recent study published in Circulation.
Anuj Chokshi, a first-year medical student, volunteers at Cardio Clinic, a specialty outpatient clinic that gives discounted or free care to patients and provides a learning opportunity for students.
Northwestern Medicine scientists usher in a new era of genetic research.
Featuring Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Cholesterol-lowering meds can reduce risk of heart disease. Featuring: Neil Stone, MD
Dearth of data from non-white groups may reduce conclusive testing. Featuring: Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Being obese or overweight may increase morbidity and mortality.
Featuring: Sadiya Khan, MD
A new study debunks the “obesity paradox,” a counterintuitive finding that people with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are overweight or obese.
Featuring: Mark Ricciardi, MD
Scientists throughout Feinberg are deeply invested in identifying health disparities — those differences in health outcomes between populations — as well as exploring novel interventions.
A simple toolkit of checklists, education materials and feedback reporting improved the quality of care, but not outcomes, in a group of 60 hospitals in south India, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Tammika Glass received her new heart after a 172-day stay at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Featuring: Micah Eimer, MD
Featuring: Micah Eimer, MD
Featuring: Allen Anderson, MD
The previously unknown cause of anti-phosphatidylethanolamine (aPE) autoimmunity was discovered in a Northwestern Medicine study published in PNAS.