September 19, 2019
Hypertension program

Hypertension program


AND SAVE THEIR LIVES. AS CBS 42 HEART WEEK CONTINUES, WE TAKE A LOOK AT STUDIES BEING CONDUCTED IN BIRMINGHAM TO REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE CBS 42’S ALEX FINNIE SPOKE WITH UAB ABOUT THE RESEARCH THEY ARE CURRENTLY CONDUCTING. SHERRI, JIM– UAB HAS LONG BEEN A STRONG LEADER IN CARDIOVASCUALR RESEARCH. THERE ARE A FEW STUDIES IN THE WORKS, INCLUDING HOW TO PREVENT HEART FAILURE. we are doing some very exciting work now with the use of stem cells and treating patients with heart failure, we have clinical trials that are ongoing at the moment. THIS NEW APPROACH TO TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE WORKS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THOSE THAT HAVE UNDERGONE HEART ATTACKS. THESE ARE ALL EXPERIMENTAL THERAPIES, BUT THEY HAVE A GOOD DEAL OF HOPE AND PROMISE FOR HELPING PATIENTS. as the technology advances as the technology advances and there are new bio-engineering approaches for new types of valve designs, these are being tested here at UAB NOT ONLY IS UAB A LEADER IN CARDIOVASCUALR RESEARCH, BUT THE UNIVERSITY IS ALSO LOCATED IN THE STATE THAT HAS THE 3RD HIGHEST BLOOD PRESSURE RATES IN THE NATION WHICH IS A DIRECT LINK TO HEART DISEASE AND STROKE. CHRISTOPHER LEE, A NURSE AT UAB, TREATS PATIENTS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE EVERYDAY– AND MOST RECENTLY HAD HIS OWN SCARE my blood pressure was so high that my body had gotten use to it being that high WHICH IS WHY THEY CALL IT THE SILENT KILLER. THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW, IS THROUGH ROUTINE TESTING. there’s active research going on into how we look at inflammation in diseases of the heart… hopefully we can identify new ways to treat disease that aren’t even being considered at the clinical level currently THERE’S ALSO NEW RESEARCH GOING ON AT UAB SUPPORTING ABSORBABLE STINTS AND HEART VALVES THAT CAN BE PLACED NON SURGICALLY THROUGH A CATHETER APPROACH FOR A DISEASE CALLED AORTIC STINOSIS. FOR MUCH MORE ON ALL OF THIS, GO TO WIAT.COM AND TYPE HEART WEEK INTO THE SEARCH BAR. IN STUDIO AF CBS42

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