Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

Cardiology

Open-Hearted

Thanks to Cedars-Sinai and interventional cardiologist Evan Zahn, MD, Cheryl Davis, 48, became the first person in the world to receive a new, implantable device for repairing congenital cardiac defects—without open-heart surgery.

Postdocs Play Pivotal Research Role

Dr. Jon Sin exemplifies the role postdoctoral scientists play in Cedars-Sinai’s research efforts. Photo: Al Cuizon Cedars-Sinai is considered a leader in biomedical science for at least 144 reasons — which is the exact number of postdoctoral scientists who work Read On

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.

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.

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.

The Beat Goes On

A heart transplant can save patients like Jim Stavis from near-death and return them to a normal life. The next challenge: making a new heart last a lifetime.

A See Change

With the latest high-tech noninvasive cardiac imaging, seeing is actually believing for cardiac patients. Read On

From Inspiration to Device

Peter Barath, MD, was concerned that some patients who had previously undergone procedures to clear blocked coronary arteries were returning months later with a condition called restenosis—renarrowing of the arteries. Read On