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 - ecg, heart, electrophysiology

Breathing through the night does heart patients a world of good: For patients with heart failure and sleep disordered breathing, 30-day readmission rates dropped to zero when using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adequately.

 - heart, cardiology, cardiac

Drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) gave patients with early, recurrent and significant in-stent carotid artery restenosis longer freedom from restenosis in a trial published in the October issue of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy. More than half of patients in this small cohort were symptom-free at a mean follow-up of 36.6 months.

 - muffins

For cardiovascular risks, the kind of fat consumed may be as important as how much. In a study published online Oct. 15 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, volunteers had better cardiometabolic markers after seven weeks of consuming muffins baked with sunflower oil compared to those with palm oil. 

 - Stroke, endovascular. neuroimaging, neuro

Adding a delayed CT angiography acquisition to an imaging biomarker in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage increased the ability to predict hematoma expansion and a poor outcome, according to results published online Oct. 9 in Stroke.

 - scratch

More psoriasis sufferers are at risk for elevated blood pressure and uncontrolled hypertension, researchers found. The findings, published online Oct. 15 in JAMA: Dermatology, suggest a dose-response relationship between more severe psoriasis and hypertension compared with patients without psoriasis.