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Vascular & Endovascular

 

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

CDC: New numbers indicate US is falling behind in stroke prevention

More than 75 percent of U.S. states have experienced stalling in the rapid decline of stroke-related deaths, opening the country to excess mortality, according to new data from the CDC.

Online tracker predicts risk of heart disease in young adults

An online lifestyle tool could help assess the risk of future heart disease in young adults, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Heightened risk: Tall people at greater risk for venous blood clots

Tall people draw the short straw when it comes to developing blood clots in their veins, according to a study of more than two million Swedish siblings.

Study IDs differences in anticoagulation patterns of warfarin, DOACs

Warfarin and three direct oral anticoagulants are associated with different patterns of thrombus-formation inhibition under flow conditions, patterns which can be identified by means of visual analysis using a microchip flow chamber system, a new study finds.

Researcher touts ‘breakthrough’ in treating patients with stable CVD

A daily treatment regimen of rivaroxaban and aspirin was associated with a 24 percent decreased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) compared to aspirin-only therapy in patients with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease, according to new research published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

New method could predict bleeding risk for stroke patients

A new scoring system aims to predict the risk for major bleeding in patients following transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke.

Cancer patients carry double the short-term risk of arterial thromboembolism

Patients with cancer are more than twice as likely to suffer arterial thromboembolism within six months of diagnosis as cancer-free patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Stent procedure shows potential as alternative to lower-limb amputation

A new system that switches blood flow from a blocked artery in the leg to a nearby vein showed promising early results as an alternative to lower-limb amputation.

Study highlights cardiovascular benefits of moderate alcohol intake

When compared to lifetime abstainers, light to moderate alcohol drinkers had a reduced risk of greater than 20 percent for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD)-specific mortality, according to data from more than 30,000 deaths in the United States.

New microsensing technology could improve stroke treatment

Sensome's connected stroke guidewire is designed to sense the composition of clots and relay that information into machine learning algorithms and then on to physicians.

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