A global hunt for genes that influence heart disease risk has uncovered 157 changes in human DNA that alter the levels of cholesterol and other blood fats – a discovery that could lead to new medications.
Michigan’s top heart and heart surgery program has a new name – the University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center. The change recognizes $50 million in giving from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation.
On March 8, the University of Michigan Health System will host a World Kidney Day event that includes free kidney, blood pressure and depression screenings, plus prize raffles and information about kidney transplantation.
During Heart Disease Awareness Month, experts at the U-M Cardiovascular Center are available to discuss new strategies for improving patient care and the quality of patients' lives. While cutting-edge techniques are transforming treatment of heart disease, there are ways to prevent getting heart disease in the first place.