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More than 4,500 physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals and industry representatives are expected to attend the American Heart Association (AHA) annual International Stroke Conference from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

More and more research points to how caffeine, if consumed in moderation, can be good for the heart. 

A recent study in Denmark suggests adults trying to reduce their risk of stroke may benefit from adhering to a healthy Nordic diet.

The global interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular devices market is expected to reach $31.47 billion in 2021, an increase from $21.83 billion in 2016, according to a new report from Research and Markets.

High cholesterol and obesity can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, but new research poses another, more surprising risk factor: Depression.

 

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Risk of recurrent stroke in children may depend on type of stroke

A recent study suggests that recurrence may depend on the type of stroke the children suffer. It did not assess other factors, but the results might be useful for healthcare professionals seeking to prevent children from having another stroke.

AHA’s international stroke conference features more than 1,500 presentations in 21 categories

More than 4,500 physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals and industry representatives are expected to attend the American Heart Association (AHA) annual International Stroke Conference from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Mount Sinai researchers identify cells linked to ventricular chamber development

Researchers from Mount Sinai in New York found a population of cells that are linked to the development of heart ventricular chambers.

Researchers find fruit fly genes can help treat congenital heart disease

Researchers from the Children’s National Health System have found a way to create personalized therapies for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) using fruit flies.

Rivaroxaban trial stopped early due to positive results in coronary artery disease patients

Janssen announced on Feb. 8 that it had stopped a phase 3 trial early after the study reached its pre-specified criteria for superiority.

AHA, ASA receive honor for stroke program

An initiative from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) received recognition as one of three finalists for the annual Hearst Health Prize, which is awarded to an organization or individual involved in population health management.

6-minute walk test helps predict walking activity for stroke survivors

A cross-sectional analysis of two trials found that the six-minute walk test was the strongest predictor of walking activity for stroke survivors.

Bard Peripheral Vascular recalls 101 guiding sheaths

Bard Peripheral Vascular recalled 101 of its Halo One Thin-Walled guiding sheaths, which are used to introduce and/or guide interventional and diagnostic devices into veins and arteries.

Medtronic receives CE Mark for directional atherectomy system for PAD patients

Medtronic announced on Jan. 24 that it had received a CE Mark in Europe for its HawkOne 6F directional atherectomy system for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Adults with chronic kidney disease may have increased risk of cardiovascular complications

A pooled analysis of three community-based cohort studies found that patients with chronic kidney disease had an increased risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease and stroke.

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