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Cardiovascular health

Heart health
Universal risk predictor for cardiovascular disease
Published Jan 30, 2024
Developed by Bloomberg School researchers, the model could change how doctors worldwide assess patients' chances for heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiac events
The pros, cons, and unknowns of popular weight-loss drugs
Published Jan 11, 2024
Are in-demand drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy safe and effective? A Johns Hopkins expert explains
Sending heart tissue to space
Published Summer 2023
Johns Hopkins scientists study aging and heart disease by sending heart "tissue-on-a-chip" to space / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Health care
Study highlights shortcomings in telemedicine
Published Oct 13, 2020
Despite large increases in remote consults during COVID-19 pandemic, the number of blood pressure checks cut in half and cholesterol checks dropped by more than a third
Hopkins celebrates 75 years since historic 'blue baby' operation
Published Nov 26, 2019
The transformative medical milestone was first performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1944 and ushered in a new era of cardiac surgery
Heart health
Most women with cardiovascular disease don't get enough exercise
Published April 23, 2019
Physical activity is a known prevention strategy for heart disease and can advance recovery from heart attack or stroke
The Precursors Study
Charting a lifetime
Published March 25, 2019
For more than 70 years, a group of Hopkins Medicine School graduates have filled out an annual medical survey, contributing to one of the world's oldest longitudinal studies
Under pressure
Published Spring 2019
Study of a remote South American tribe reveals that high blood pressure doesn't have to be a side effect of aging / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Heart health
Exercise (or lack of it) can alter heart failure risk
Published May 15, 2018
Consistently participating in recommended amount of physical activity in middle age can reduce heart failure risk by as much as 31 percent, review finds
Heart health
New blood pressure guidance and what it means
Published March 12, 2018
School of Nursing expert Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb discusses what people can do to lower their blood pressure