Heart Valve Calcification

  • Vanderbilt University

    Study links Celebrex, heart valve calcification after earlier research declared drug safe

    A well-known, four-year study found popular arthritis drug Celebrex no more dangerous for the heart than older drugs in its same classification – commonly called NSAIDs. Now, a big-data analysis of patient records at Vanderbilt University has found a link specifically between Celebrex and heart valve calcification. W. David… Read More

    Feb. 22, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Arthritis drug could be first to stop heart valve calcification

    The first drug to treat calcification of heart valves may be one originally designed for rheumatoid arthritis. Today in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, Vanderbilt University researchers published findings that the drug – a monoclonal antibody known as SYN0012 – shows promise in keeping heart valve leaflets… Read More

    Jun. 13, 2017