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Stroke may be linked to an increased risk of dementia, but cognitive decline isn’t an inevitable consequence of the event, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association this week.

While a handful of age-old recommendations like eating well and exercising undoubtedly boost a patient’s health profile, there’s one factor nobody can avoid: aging. Chronological age is the primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), first author Kristen Nowak, PhD, and colleagues wrote in a recent Hypertension review, and it’s important to take the necessary steps to achieve healthy vascular aging (HVA)—especially if you know you’re at risk for CVD.

Four medical centers have been awarded a cumulative $15 million by the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of an effort to expand current research on vascular disease, the AHA announced in a statement Friday.

Stroke sufferers are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide within a decade of their infarction than non-stroke patients, according to a nationwide study of more than two million Taiwanese adults.

Socioeconomically deprived individuals are less likely to consume alcohol than their wealthy counterparts but see higher cardiovascular risks when they do, according to new research out of Norway.


Recent Headlines

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.

ReFlow Medical recalls lots of its Wingman35 Crossing Catheters

ReFlow Medical voluntarily recalled certain lots of its Wingman35 Crossing Catheters, which are used in the peripheral vasculature.

Researchers find reducing inflammation can help treat venous thromboembolism

New research from the University of Michigan has found that targeting inflammation in patients with venous thromboembolism could reduce rates of morbidity and mortality.

Researchers call for better surveillance systems to track stroke incidence over time

Acute ischemic stroke hospitalizations rates increased among adults from 35 and 44 years old between 2003 and 2012, according to a database analysis.