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Regular exercise helps prevent several conditions, but new research shows it could fight against the No. 2 killer—stroke.

A new clinical trial from the Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research is testing the efficacy of a vaccine that will immunize people against high levels of cholesterol and atherosclerosis.

The majority of working Americans wouldn’t know what to do in the event a coworker began having a heart attack in the office, according to two recent American Heart Association surveys.

A new study from researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom has shown a treatment gap in certain patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a finding that concerns healthcare providers because the condition is associated with a five-fold increase in stroke risk.

Data released last month in JAMA revealed a 50 percent drop in the cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality rate among Americans between 1980 and 2015. That’s a clear victory—but CVD is still our nation’s leading cause of death.

 

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Stroke severity could be lessened with regular exercise

Regular exercise helps prevent several conditions, but new research shows it could fight against the No. 2 killer—stroke.

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine shows promise in mice

A new clinical trial from the Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research is testing the efficacy of a vaccine that will immunize people against high levels of cholesterol and atherosclerosis.

Survey shows most American workers can't address cardiac emergencies

The majority of working Americans wouldn’t know what to do in the event a coworker began having a heart attack in the office, according to two recent American Heart Association surveys.

Northwell Health ranks high among New York providers in cardiac surgery outcome data

Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, and North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, both Northwell Health providers, have been ranked as facilities with the best outcomes for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in the state, according to recent Department of Health (DOH) reports.

Treatment disparities growing among AFib patients

A new study from researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom has shown a treatment gap in certain patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a finding that concerns healthcare providers because the condition is associated with a five-fold increase in stroke risk.

Targeted food subsidies could delay, prevent 150,500 CVD deaths in US

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has declined in the U.S., but its affects are more significant on populations with lower socioeconomic status. A recent study in PLOS Medicine found that a 10 percent subsidy of fruits and vegetables could prevent or postpone 150,500 CVD deaths by 2030.

Food for thought? Cardiologists lack nutrition education

Cardiologists agree that eating right is an important way to combat cardiovascular disease. But, a new study shows, there is a gap between what is known and what is shared with patients.

Looking at data, differently

Data released last month in JAMA revealed a 50 percent drop in the cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality rate among Americans between 1980 and 2015. That’s a clear victory—but CVD is still our nation’s leading cause of death.

5 points on cardiologist salary info, demographics from recent survey

A recent survey from Merritt Hawkins, a Dallas-based search firm, included updated demographic and salary data on a wide variety of specialties, both invasive and non-invasive among them.

Weill Cornell Medicine names new chief of pediatric cardiology

Pediatric cardiologist Ralf Holzer, MD, has been named chief of the pediatric cardiology department at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as director for the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization at the Komansky Children’s Hospital.

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