Medtronic’s IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) has received an expanded indication from the FDA and is now cleared to treat long superficial femoral artery lesions up to 360 millimeters, the company announced April 23.
An antioxidant that targets cellular mitochondria appeared to reverse age-related vascular changes by 15 to 20 years in older adults, according to a small, first-in-human study published April 16 in Hypertension.
Men under the age of 50 who smoke are more likely to have a stroke—and that risk increases with how much an individual smokes, according to new research published April 19 in Stroke.
The odds of stroke patients being transferred from one hospital to another more than doubled from 2006 to 2014. While this is good for patients who may need more advanced care than a small community or rural hospital can provide, it is also important to limit the number of unnecessary transfers, researchers said.
Children and young adults who were born with congenital heart disease (CHD) have an eight-fold risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) when compared to the general population, according to a Swedish study published online April 6 in Stroke. However, the absolute risk of hemorrhagic stroke remained low for both groups.
A 34-year-old nurse at a Texas hospital has been charged with murder and accused of introducing stroke-like symptoms in seven patients.
There is no timetable for menopause—with perimenopausal symptoms often appearing in a woman’s mid-40s and lasting an average of four years before menstruation ends. These changes affect much more than the reproductive system, with recent research finding the severity of symptoms is tied to vascular aging and other complications.
Smoke from wildfires may trigger heart- and stroke-related events, particularly among seniors, suggests data from the 2015 California wildfire season published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore deep brain stimulation in post-stroke motor rehabilitation.
An international group of scientists identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, more than tripling the number of gene regions known to impact stroke risk. The total number of stroke risk loci is now 32, the researchers reported March 12 in Nature Genetics.
Patients who developed new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery showed a 33 percent reduced risk of thromboembolism long-term when compared to those with nonsurgical AFib, according to a study published March 28 in JAMA Cardiology.
Foreign-born adults living in the United States have a lower incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke than U.S.–born adults, according to new findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
A visor-like wearable device detected emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) with 92 percent accuracy in a study of 248 individuals, outperforming standard neurologic assessment tools based on physical examination.
A vocal minority who are opposed to using tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) for treating strokes is contributing to fewer patients receiving the clot-busting drug, the New York Times reported.
Women 60 and older who take antibiotics for more than a couple of months have a higher risk of all-cause and cardiovascular death, according to research presented March 22 at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health scientific sessions.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan, is the first hospital certified by the Joint Commission as a thrombectomy-capable stroke center (TSC), according to a March 21 press release.
Increased exposure to air pollution may contribute to the higher risk of heart disease found in the black population, researchers reported in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
A new trial suggested patients exhibiting patent foramen ovale (PFO), who received a medical device to close the opening in the heart after a stroke, had better outcomes compared to patients who received only stroke-preventing medications.
More than a quarter million deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) each year in the United States can be attributed to historical lead exposure in people age 44 and older, according to new estimates published in The Lancet Public Health.
If music has helped you feel more energetic during a workout, you’re not alone. Research backs up the additive effect music can have on exercise.
Avoiding frequent TV viewing, while increasing physical activity and controlling body weight, could help prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a study published Feb. 21 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis.