What is With This QT Interval?
Irregular heart rates are common in children, but occasional there are heart rate rhythms that are abnormal, or there is a family history of abnormal heart rhythms. Salim Idriss, MD, PhD explains abnormal heart rhythms in the following discussion.
Sept. 11, 2012
Cutting Heart Attack Treatment Time Saves Lives
Duke cardiologist James Jollis, MD, talks about newly published DCRI research which explains how cutting time to heart attack treatment is saving lives on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer.
June 5, 2012
LVADs: When a Bridge Becomes a Destination
Originally used as a bridge to heart transplant, LVADs functioned so well that they are now also used as a primary treatment (called destination therapy) for advanced heart failure patients not eligible for heart transplantation.
Apr. 24, 2012
CoreValve TAVI Trial Showing Impressive Early Results
Duke is participating in the CoreValve trial, an experimental, stent-based valve-replacement procedure for patients with aortic valve stenosis. So far, the early results from the trial have been promising.
Apr. 18, 2012
Do As I Do: Duke Cardiologist Practices What He Teaches
Duke cardiologist Rob Califf, MD, helped pioneer a program that helps patients control their hypertension. When his blood pressure got out of control, he became the first person to enroll in the successful program.
Apr. 18, 2012
Don't Let Stress Break Your Heart
Chronic stress damages the heart. Fortunately, coping skills and relaxation/meditation techniques can help you manage your stress and keep your heart healthy and strong.