According to a recent study, many Americans’ hearts show wear and tear far beyond their years. In fact, tools developed by cardiologists to measure “heart age” have shown that the organ might be performing on par with someone decades older. Heart age is a measure of the heart’s function relative to the patient’s actual age, more »
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Heart disease is common in patients with diabetes and doctors assumed the path to heart disease was to be the same for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Now researchers at Jefferson have identified a unique molecular pathway that may explain some of the differences.
When Richard Kacprowicz, an educator from New Jersey, survived his first heart attack doctors at the hospital in New Jersey said the next step was open heart surgery to unblock multiple arteries. But his primary care physician urged him to get a second opinion from experts at the Jefferson Heart Institute.