FDA Approves Dissolvable Stent for Heart PatientsIt will still take years for definitive proof that the dissolvable stent is safer than the older metal implant.
St. Louis Hospitals Compile a Decade of National RankingsSt. Louis Children's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital have ranked among the best in the nation for the last 10 years.
Study Finds Stem Cells Can Help to Heal Damaged HeartsThe findings of this new study were just presented at a major cardiology conference in Chicago.
New Research Links Gum Disease to Heart Attack RiskThe study found that inflammation of the gums or periodontal disease, can lead to chronic inflammation around the heart
New Drug-Eluting Stents to Advance Cardiac CareIt is a new cardiac stent that is kind of a hybrid between the old metal stent and the newer drug-eluting stents.
Local Cardiologist Warns Blues Fans of Heart RiskA local cardiologist warns fans about getting too emotional over the playoffs.
The Connection Between Sex and the HeartDr. Michael Lim, co-director for comprehensive cardiovascular care at SLU, says "the heart does need sex."
Cardiac Surgeons Use Non-Invasive Approach to Fix Mitral ValvesSt. Louis University cardiac surgeons now have a new option for mitral valve repair - one that doesn't involve cutting open a patient's chest.
Mini Heart Monitors Help Doctors and PatientsCardiologists at Saint Louis University Hospital are now using a new mini-monitor that lets patients go about their lives while doctors keep track of their heart functions remotely.
SLU Cardiologist: Cheney's Defibrillator Couldn't Be Modified RemotelySaint Louis University Hospital cardiology chief Dr. Michael Lim says the manufacturers of such devices allow them to be monitored remotely but not changed.
St. Louis Researchers Test Heart Failure Treatment"It uses a unique drug that is injected directly into the heart cells by using a small screw-in catheter going directly into the heart," researcher and cardiologist Dr. John LaSalla explains.
Cardiologist Sees Lessons in President Bush's Heart ProcedureThe arterial blockage discovery comes as a surprise since the 67-year-old former president is said to stay physically fit with routine workouts and biking at his Texas ranch.