Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Study finds no difference in heart transplant outcomes using organs donated after circulatory death and after brain death

A Vanderbilt study found no difference in one-year survival and other outcomes among heart transplant patients who received their new organs from from donation after circulatory death and donation after brain death.

Study explores CVD risk for people with HIV

A Vanderbilt study found that among people with HIV infection, three types of CD4+ T helper cells are associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) that are not explained by CVD risk.

Study explores carb-loading’s effect on heart

Drinking a high carbohydrate shake can have an acute and detrimental effect on heart function, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) has found.

Midlife fitness helps reduce health costs after age 65: study

People with high fitness levels in midlife have significantly lower annual health care costs after age 65 than people with low fitness in midlife, after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

HDL cholesterol impaired in kidney disease

HDL cholesterol is impaired in patients with chronic kidney disease – and may increase their cardiovascular disease risk.

Study points to personal treatment for atrial fibrillation

Individuals with atrial fibrillation who have a particular genetic variant respond better to rate control therapy.