An antioxidant that targets cellular mitochondria appeared to reverse age-related vascular changes by 15 to 20 years in older adults, according to a small, first-in-human study published April 16 in Hypertension.
The FDA has approved a firmware update aimed at addressing two previously reported issues with some of Abbott’s implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds).
Nearly one in 10 patients who receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) end up back in the hospital with an unplanned readmission within 30 days, according to a study published online April 2 in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. These readmissions are usually for noncardiac causes and heavily linked to a patient’s comorbidities and place of discharge, the researchers found.
Cardiologists earn an average of $423,000 annually, according to the 2018 Medscape Cardiologist Compensation Report, up from $410,000 in last year’s survey. That salary puts cardiology third among all specialties—behind only plastic surgery ($501,000) and orthopedics ($497,000).
The FDA’s voluntary sodium reduction goals for packaged and processed foods could greatly reduce or delay deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. and are cost-saving even in pessimistic simulations, according to a study published online April 10 in PLOS Medicine.
Increasing physical activity after a heart attack could halve a person’s risk of dying over the following four years, suggests research presented April 19 at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.
A hybrid revascularization approach combining PCI and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) produced similar five-year outcomes compared to CABG alone, according to a randomized trial of patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.
The odds of stroke patients being transferred from one hospital to another more than doubled from 2006 to 2014. While this is good for patients who may need more advanced care than a small community or rural hospital can provide, it is also important to limit the number of unnecessary transfers, researchers said.
At MedAxiom’s CV Transforum on April 12, Ginger Biesbrock and Jacob Turmell presented examples of how health systems around the country are reorganizing their care delivery models to boost patients’ access to services while improving care coordination and collaboration.