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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.

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.

A simple, inexpensive tool could predict healthy individuals’ future risk of cardiovascular disease through just five painless calculations, Mount Sinai Health System reported today in a novel study. The paper was simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Black men are most likely to suffer from intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD), an important contributor to stroke, while midlife risk factors for the illness vary between blacks and whites, according to a new study published in JAMA Cardiology.

Five-minute interventions, “quit kits” and information delivered by peers all proved to be successful strategies for getting through to young smokers, research out of the University of California-Davis reports.


Recent Headlines

Women receive less surgical revascularization because of late diagnoses, not gender bias

A study published Sept. 28 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery is debunking the myth that women receive less surgical revascularization for coronary artery disease than men due to gender bias.

Genetic testing can help determine safest dose of warfarin

Genetic testing may help doctors determine the proper dosage of the common blood thinner warfarin in joint replacement patients, according to a study published in JAMA.

Scientists shift function of neutrophils to heal brain after hemorrhages

Scientists have taken the next steps in finding a treatment for intracerebral hemorrhages, a type of stroke that results in 30- to 67-percent mortality rates and poor prognosis, a current study in Nature Communications states.

Transradial catheterization could permanently damage blood vessels

Transradial cardiac catheterization—an in vivo procedure that can diagnose and treat many heart conditions—could be causing permanent damage to blood vessels, a study published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery suggests.

Study explores predictors of clinical restenosis in newer, bioresorbable scaffolds

New research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions provides insight into the modern world of bioresorbable stents, while trying to explain why they’ve failed more often than traditional drug-eluting counterparts.

Cardiovascular risk in urban food deserts linked to income, not food access

Americans who live in poorer, urban areas and those who have less income are least likely to consume healthy food, regardless of their access to it, according to a study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Higher BMI means higher risk of endothelial dysfunction

Overweight and obese individuals with suspected coronary artery disease could be at increased risk for endothelial dysfunction, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

German study dissects etiology behind juvenile stroke

In an effort to better comprehend the causes of juvenile stroke, a German doctor and his team conducted an exhaustive investigation into the etiology of the disease in patients between 18 and 55 years old.

DES implantation, reintervention could slow progression of PVS in children

Recent data from an Alabama children’s hospital suggest pediatric patients suffering from pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) could benefit from repeated catheter intervention.

Research finds married patients more likely to survive heart attacks

Getting hitched could lower possibilities of developing cardiovascular problems for at-risk patients and improve survival of heart attacks, a London-based doctor concluded at the ESC Congress in August.