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Heart patients could be at an increased risk for peripheral artery disease and hypertension if they live near a busy road, Duke University researchers reported in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology this week.

Elevated levels of UACR in type 2 diabetes patients at high cardiovascular risk are linked to increased risks for all-cause death and adverse cardiovascular outcomes, researchers reported this week in JAMA Cardiology.

Striding down a polluted street is no walk in the park when it comes to the benefits of light exercise, new research suggests.

More than one in six patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who undergo revascularization procedures to restore blood flow to blocked arteries are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, according to research published Dec. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

A new study published in JAMA Neurology suggests clinicians have opted to perform carotid artery stenting (CAS) more often since the CREST trial has been published, even in patient populations for which the trial demonstrated the benefit of carotid endarterectomy (CEA).

 

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Living near busy roads could have serious coronary, vascular consequences

Heart patients could be at an increased risk for peripheral artery disease and hypertension if they live near a busy road, Duke University researchers reported in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology this week.

Elevated UACR means not just kidney disease, but increased CVD risk in diabetes patients

Elevated levels of UACR in type 2 diabetes patients at high cardiovascular risk are linked to increased risks for all-cause death and adverse cardiovascular outcomes, researchers reported this week in JAMA Cardiology.

Pollution can ruin cardiorespiratory benefit of exercise

Striding down a polluted street is no walk in the park when it comes to the benefits of light exercise, new research suggests.

18% of PAD patients readmitted within 30 days of revascularization

More than one in six patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who undergo revascularization procedures to restore blood flow to blocked arteries are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, according to research published Dec. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Contrary to CREST results, carotid stenting has increased in older patients

A new study published in JAMA Neurology suggests clinicians have opted to perform carotid artery stenting (CAS) more often since the CREST trial has been published, even in patient populations for which the trial demonstrated the benefit of carotid endarterectomy (CEA).

One workout may provide immediate protection to heart

A new review published in JAMA Cardiology suggests a single workout can protect the heart from ischemia for up to several days.

Cannabis-like drug 1st pill to successfully treat sleep apnea

The largest, longest trial to date testing an oral drug for obstructive sleep apnea yielded positive results, according to research out of Chicago. Dronabinol—a synthetic THC substitute—proved helpful in reducing apnea and decreasing sleepiness in 73 adult patients.

VR on par with traditional rehab in restoring motor function in stroke patients

Using virtual reality training to restore motor function after a stroke is just as effective as traditional physical therapy, reports a new study published in the medical journal Neurology.

Eating omega-3-enriched chicken provides similar health benefits as oily fish

Introducing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) into chicken feed could provide a health benefit to humans at the top of the food chain, according to research presented Nov. 14 at the American Heart Association’s scientific sessions.

Smoking alternative marketed as safer than cigarettes minimizes blood vessel function by 60%

The alternative smoking trend that’s taking over international markets might be more dangerous than tobacco companies are letting on—heat-not-burn tobacco’s negative impact on blood vessel function matches the damage done by smoking regular cigarettes, the American Heart Association reported at its Scientific Sessions 2017.

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