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Heading into space can be dangerous for many reasons. But new research examines how it could affect one’s cardiovascular health—and warns astronauts who venture into the deep space against going too far.

 

 

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Start eating more raspberries; research suggests it’s a superfood for your heart

Adding more raspberries to your diet could help keep you healthier as recent research points to them as a superfood.

Improving cardiovascular health begins in childhood

The American Heart Association is promoting cardiovascular health in all children and trying to improve the cardiovascular heath of children with specific risk factors.

Boston Scientific recalls certain lots of its Lotus Valve System

Boston Scientific voluntarily recalled certain lots of its Lotus Valve System that were manufactured before March 2016.

CoreValve Evolut R TAVR device receives CE mark for intermediate-risk patients

Medtronic announced on August 1 that its CoreValve Evolut R system had received a CE mark in Europe to treat patients with aortic stenosis who are at intermediate risk for open heart surgery.

Study on Apollo astronauts links deep space radiation to cardiovascular diseases

Heading into space can be dangerous for many reasons. But new research examines how it could affect one’s cardiovascular health—and warns astronauts who venture into the deep space against going too far.

Physical activity may lower coronary heart disease risk in younger women

Young women in the U.S. who are physically active have a lower risk of coronary heart disease, according to a prospective study that followed participants for 20 years.

Medicare selects participants for new five-year cardiovascular initiative

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) chose hundreds of participants for a new initiative aimed at reducing the risks for heart attacks and strokes for Medicare beneficiaries.

Edwards names Leslie Heisz to board of directors

Leslie S. Heisz, a veteran investment banker, was named to Edwards Lifesciences Corporation’s board of directors on July 5.

New research finds collagen to be tissue remodeling regulator

New research from the National Institutes of Health, based in Bethesda, Maryland, shows that collagen is more active in the human body than originally thought and has an affect on the way enzymes are broken down.

Coming of Age: Congenital Heart Disease Programs Hustle to Meet Needs of Adult Patients

Health systems and practices are encountering new pressures as the number of adults with CHD expands. 

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