Adults in the United Kingdom who biked to work had a 46 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 52 percent lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, according to a prospective, population-based study.

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) kicked off a three-day conference in Rosemont, Illinois, April 21, an event that attracts cardiologists from all over the country.

An estimated 9.3 million fewer adults would receive statins if physicians adhered to recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) instead of guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

After adjusting for age, sex, physical activity and other variables, adults who drank artificially sweetened soft drinks had an increased risk of ischemic stroke, all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to an observational study.

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who undergo concomitant surgical ablation have an improvement in 30-day operative mortality, long-term survival and health-related quality of life, according to new expert consensus guidelines from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).