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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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Coronary calcium scores better than age for predicting CVD risk

Coronary artery calcium scores can be more valuable than age as a trait to be used in predicting the risk of cardiovascular (CVD) events in in people over the age of 60, according to new study.

Vascular imaging technology helps quantify artery plaque buildup

A new study conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai Health System in New York suggests that 3D vascular ultrasound technology can help physicians assess cardiovascular disease risks based on the amount of plaque in arteries.

DIY heart repair? Biologists turn stem cells in bioengineered arteries

Biologists have developed new methods of using stem cells to produce functional arterial cells that may provide physicians new ways of fighting cardiovascular disease.

Philips to acquire Spectranetics for $1.7B

Health technology conglomerate Royal Philips will acquire Spectranetics, a U.S.-based firm specializing in vascular intervention and lead management tools, according to a June 28 joint announcement from the companies.

Stiff rules work for keeping vessel stiffness at bay

The buzz is near constant on the link between good health and healthy living. But healthy living is hard work and easier said than done as we age.

Healthy lifestyle could prevent common artery problems as people age

New research from Boston University shows that many of the artery problems people experience as they age could be avoided or delayed.

Seeking a way to treat DVTs without bleeding risks

We know that inflammation is the root of much disease. But often getting rid of inflammation introduces more problems, for example, bleeding risks.

Three daily servings of fruits, vegetables could reduce chance of peripheral artery disease

In a massive study that included more than 3.7 million people, researchers found more evidence supporting what we already know: Fruits and vegetables are good for you. Furthermore, the work found they may help prevent peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Reducing racial segregation one way to fight hypertension in black adults

Research has linked greater segregation within black communities can lead to higher prevalence of hypertension. A recent study, published online May 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine, examined how changes in exposure to segregation affected high blood pressure.

Stretching before walking could reduce pain in peripheral artery disease patients

To help treat patients with peripheral artery disease, physicians could suggest regularly stretching their calf muscles before walking, according to new data from Florida State University.