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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.

A new lab technique could cut testing time and improve the accuracy of coronary artery disease (CAD) diagnoses, new research published in Radiology states.

 

Recent Headlines

Depression, dementia are common among intracerebral hemorrhage survivors

During a median follow-up period of more than four years, 40 percent of survivors of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) developed a new-onset mood disorder, according to a longitudinal study.

Q&A: Barrier-breaking vascular surgeon on the importance of diversity in the field

Donna Mendes, MD, a pioneering black female vascular surgeon, spoke with Cardiovascular Business about diversity at Mount Sinai, how the industry has become more diverse over the years and why all providers should make it a priority.

Risk of recurrent stroke in children may depend on type of stroke

A recent study suggests that recurrence may depend on the type of stroke the children suffer. It did not assess other factors, but the results might be useful for healthcare professionals seeking to prevent children from having another stroke.

AHA’s international stroke conference features more than 1,500 presentations in 21 categories

More than 4,500 physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals and industry representatives are expected to attend the American Heart Association (AHA) annual International Stroke Conference from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Mount Sinai researchers identify cells linked to ventricular chamber development

Researchers from Mount Sinai in New York found a population of cells that are linked to the development of heart ventricular chambers.

Researchers find fruit fly genes can help treat congenital heart disease

Researchers from the Children’s National Health System have found a way to create personalized therapies for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) using fruit flies.

Rivaroxaban trial stopped early due to positive results in coronary artery disease patients

Janssen announced on Feb. 8 that it had stopped a phase 3 trial early after the study reached its pre-specified criteria for superiority.

AHA, ASA receive honor for stroke program

An initiative from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) received recognition as one of three finalists for the annual Hearst Health Prize, which is awarded to an organization or individual involved in population health management.

6-minute walk test helps predict walking activity for stroke survivors

A cross-sectional analysis of two trials found that the six-minute walk test was the strongest predictor of walking activity for stroke survivors.

Bard Peripheral Vascular recalls 101 guiding sheaths

Bard Peripheral Vascular recalled 101 of its Halo One Thin-Walled guiding sheaths, which are used to introduce and/or guide interventional and diagnostic devices into veins and arteries.

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