How Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute brings research results to the patient

By Jason M Carlton

Physicians and researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute are presenting 21 original research projects at the 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Session in Chicago. Learn how research questions are born, cultivated and implemented to improve patient outcomes.

5 things you should do when there's poor air quality

By Denitza Blagev MD
Poor Air Quality Tip WEB

According to a recent study, when air pollution levels are high, people are more likely to have a heart attack.  This study adds to many others already showing that during periods of air pollution people with chronic lung and heart disease, such as asthma, COPD, or heart failure, are especially at high risk for an exacerbation, or worsening, of their disease.  Long term, poor air quality affects us all.  It increases our risk of developing certain kind of cancer, asthma, and even death.​