Our Center brings together over 130 researchers, physicians and educators to focus on ways to prevent and treat cardiac problems. These investigators represent more than 30 specialties--from genetics to pharmacology and preventive cardiology to cardiovascular surgery. They attack cardiovascular problems through basic research, clinical investigation, diagnosis, treatment and public education.

Working together, Center members combine their unique perspectives, generate new ideas and reduce the time it takes to "translate" new discoveries from laboratories to the aid of patients.

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Heart Healthy Diet Tips

Lower Cholesterol, Prevent Heart Disease and Improve our Cardiovascular Health

While you may be tempted to eat unhealthy foods when you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed, it’s important to think about your heart health even when you’re feeling down. If you are concerned about your cardiovascular health or have already been diagnosed with high cholesterol or heart disease, the food you eat can be just as critical for your heart as controlling your weight and exercising. In fact, a heart-healthy diet can reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke by 80%. By understanding which foods are healthiest for your heart, you may be able to lower cholesterol, prevent or manage heart disease and high blood pressure, and take greater control over the quality and length of your life.

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Why is exercise important for heart health?

At any given time, 13 million Americans are suffering from coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common cause of heart attacks [source: WebMD]. In people with CAD, a combination of high cholesterol levels and other fats in the blood collects on the inner lining of the heart's arteries, eventually forming a thick plaque that attracts clotting agents in the blood. Once a clot forms, it's very difficult for blood to get to the heart. That's when a heart attack occurs--cells in the oxygen-depleted heart start to die, and the heart falters.

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How stress affects your health

Stress: We've all felt it. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform well at your piano recital or job interview. But often — like when you're stuck in traffic — it's a negative force. If you experience stress over a prolonged period of time, it could become chronic — unless you take action.

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Events Feed

Vascular Biology Research Colloquium

  • Time: 11am - 12:30pm
  • Location: WIMR Rm 7001A

Cardiovascular Research Conference

  • Time: 4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: 1345 HSLC

Arrhythmias / Ion Channels Journal Club

  • Time: 11am - 12:30pm
  • Location: WIMR Rm 7001A

Heart Failure / Cardioregenerative Medicine Journal Club

  • Time: 11am - 12:30pm
  • Location: WIMR Rm 7001A