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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

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.

Medtronic receives CE Mark for directional atherectomy system for PAD patients

Medtronic announced on Jan. 24 that it had received a CE Mark in Europe for its HawkOne 6F directional atherectomy system for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Adults with chronic kidney disease may have increased risk of cardiovascular complications

A pooled analysis of three community-based cohort studies found that patients with chronic kidney disease had an increased risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease and stroke.

Tea consumption associated with lower risk of ischemic heart disease

More and more research points to how caffeine, if consumed in moderation, can be good for the heart. 

20% of children with PCAIS suffer recurrent stroke within 3 years

Three years after suffering a stroke, 19 percent of children with posterior circulation childhood arterial ischemic stroke (PCAIS)
 and 4 percent of children with anterior circulation CAIS (ACAIS) had a recurrent stroke, according to a retrospective analysis.

Improving diet may reduce stroke risk

A recent study in Denmark suggests adults trying to reduce their risk of stroke may benefit from adhering to a healthy Nordic diet.

Neonatal hemorrhagic strokes may occur more often than previously thought

A population-based, case-control study in Canada found that neonatal hemorrhagic stroke occurred in at least one of every 6,300 live births. That incidence rate was higher than previously reported.

Interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular devices market expected to reach $31.5 billion in 2021

The global interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular devices market is expected to reach $31.47 billion in 2021, an increase from $21.83 billion in 2016, according to a new report from Research and Markets.

Depression could be as bad for the heart as obesity, cholesterol

High cholesterol and obesity can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, but new research poses another, more surprising risk factor: Depression.

Hypertension later in life could protect against dementia

A new study published today by researchers at the University of California, Irvine found that the onset of high blood pressure later in life could be associated with lower dementia risk after the age of 90.