Cardiovascular Disease

Biochemists receive $1.7 million NIH grant to fight heart disease at the molecular level

September 17, 2012

In a window-lined, almost-new laboratory on the campus of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, a team of biochemists will spend the next four years studying newly discovered causes of cardiovascular disease that could lead to new drugs designed to prevent or reduce the severity of heart ailments.

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Rare kidney disease shows how salt, potassium levels are moderated

January 23, 2012

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a principal risk factor for heart disease and affects 1 billion people.

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Award will advance technology with potential to predict heart attacks

December 7, 2011

UT researchers are pioneers in bringing the light-based technology to cardiology

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Stent inventor Palmaz to be honored Nov. 10 in New York

November 9, 2010

Julio C. Palmaz, M.D., of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, will be honored as a landmark medical innovator at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s annual Pulse of the City Gala, set for Wednesday [Nov. 10] in New York.

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Traveling 3-D exhibit puts you inside arteries

November 8, 2010

WHAT: “The Artery Explorer” mobile exhibit is an interactive experience that takes participants on a journey through arteries affected by atherosclerosis. This is the buildup of plaque within the walls of arteries that can lead to heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 (the tour lasts […]

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Health Science Center lands $11.6 million to study cardiac proteins

September 3, 2010

A blood test to diagnose which heart attack survivors will suffer heart failure is the goal of a new five-year, $11.6 million contract to the UT Health Science Center San Antonio from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

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