Discoveries Magazine


Fall 2016

Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Pioneering research led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, is shedding light on symptoms related to sudden cardiac arrest that appear in the month preceding this often-fatal event. For more about the first steps toward preventing sudden cardiac arrest, read Storm Chasers Read On

Virtual Reality

Cedars-Sinai is conducting new research into the potential therapeutic value of virtual reality for patients. Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, explains more in Hospital Room With a View from the Fall 2016 issue of Discoveries magazine. Watch Video

Storm Chasers

In a landmark discovery, Cedars-Sinai investigators showed that more than 50 percent of sudden cardiac arrest patients experience warning symptoms up to a month before suffering the event — a deadly condition that, until now, seemed to strike without warning.

To Be Precise

Medicine has never had more power than it does at this moment: power to detect, diagnose, prevent, and heal. An ever-deepening understanding of genetics and the function of cells, along with radical advances in informatics, herald a transformation in personalized health.

A Pound of Cure

A study at Cedars-Sinai applies its individualized tactics to investigate how adverse pregnancy outcomes can be used to identify women at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Crossover RX

Precision medicine can be thought of as a science of small details. By taking the microscopic view, it’s helping medicine draw a bigger, clearer picture.

The Diversity Question

Can precision medicine help solve the problem of inadequate diversity in medical research? The practice of precision medicine may contain its own solution: Technology has made it easier than ever to tap into the complexity of all humankind.

Bananas About a Protein

A tiny molecule discovered by Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigators — and fittingly named the “banana protein” — might hold the key to predicting heart failure.