Latest Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Stories

2014-08-07 23:04:04

T32 Grant Funding Trains Next Generation of Leaders in Clinical and Outcomes Research Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute—one of the leading outcomes research centers in the nation—is seeking highly motivated, talented individuals for its two-year postdoctoral training program in cardiovascular outcomes research. The T32 training program currently offers a unique opportunity with an immediate opening for one fellowship position and two...

2014-05-06 23:06:59

Blockages previously deemed untreatable now cleared through hybrid approach developed by interventional cardiologists. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute interventional cardiologists are on the forefront of perfecting new minimally invasive approaches to treat chronic total occlusions (CTOs) – completely blocked arteries – which previously were deemed untreatable. One in five patients with plaque buildup has at least one completely...

2014-03-21 23:04:09

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute researchers question the purported link between fish oil supplements and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Consumption of long chain omega-3 fatty acids – from fish oil and fish oil supplements – have long been considered to provide a variety of health benefits. However, recent articles in the mainstream media have suggested that rather than providing a health benefit, consumption of omega-3...

2014-02-10 23:02:28

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute study finds health benefits in daily light to moderate alcohol intake. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Excessive alcohol use has been linked to cirrhosis, seizures, stroke, poisonings, violence, and cancer, and according to the World Health Organization, kills 2.5 million people each year worldwide. Yet, according to a recent study by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, while excessive alcohol use can cause serious health...

2014-02-10 23:01:47

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute cardiologist offers tips for Heart Failure Awareness Week. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Heart failure impacts more than five million people in the United States and is the number one reason adults over the age of 65 are admitted to the hospital. Its symptoms can be subtle; shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, and swelling in the legs or stomach. Properly identifying and treating heart failure can have a dramatic impact on a...

2014-01-27 16:23:02

Funding will support exploration of 'final frontier' in angioplasty KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute has been awarded a $3.4 million, three-year grant from Boston Scientific to investigate and better define the success, safety, health benefits, and cost-effectiveness of novel methods to open challenging blocked coronary arteries previously thought untreatable through minimally invasive techniques. One in six...

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