A patient’s socioeconomic status as a child may not be found in any chart—but a recent study showed how it can impact development of the heart. Researchers found that childhood socioeconomic inequalities lead to differences in left ventricular mass and diastolic function in adulthood.

A new quality improvement program, slated to open this fall in China, will give researchers and doctors essential information to provide better stroke care.

Health technology conglomerate Royal Philips will acquire Spectranetics, a U.S.-based firm specializing in vascular intervention and lead management tools, according to a June 28 joint announcement from the companies.

New research suggests that small health improvements, like not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight, are associated with a lower risk of hypertension among black patients, compared to those that don't practice a healthy lifestyle.

A new assessment from the American Heart Association (AHA) questions whether investments in heart disease research benefits the overall costs of healthcare and patient needs.