A host of medical devices—including imaging equipment, pacemakers and electrocardiographs—are included in the list of Chinese products that will be hit with a 25 percent tariff beginning July 6, the U.S. government announced Friday.
Patients who experience an adverse change in employment—such as being laid off—after a heart attack reportedly have a lower quality of life, increased depression and more difficulty affording medications, according to a study published in Circulation on June 12.
The “often overlooked” strategy of stress echocardiography outperformed coronary CT angiography (CTA) in a randomized trial of low to intermediate-risk patients with acute chest pain, resulting in fewer hospitalizations, shorter stays and similar midrange safety outcomes.
An early discharge strategy with rivaroxaban reduces hospital lengths of stay and healthcare costs for patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism (LRPE)—without compromising their safety—suggests a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine.
The 200 and 250 millimeter lengths of Medtronic’s IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon gained FDA approval to treat long superficial artery (SFA) lesions in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), the company announced June 15.
New research suggests flavorings in electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes—including mint, vanilla, cinnamon and strawberry—can adversely affect endothelial cells, according to a study published June 14 in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.
Machine learning models using echocardiographic data and variables from the electronic health record (EHR) can significantly improve mortality predictions compared to traditional risk scores, researchers reported in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.
A new study published in JAMA: Cardiology on June 13 suggests black patients have a higher risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and are less likely to receive guideline-appropriate statin therapy.
Systolic blood pressures above 130 millimeters of mercury in middle age were associated with an increased risk of dementia later on, according to a longitudinal study published June 12 in the European Heart Journal.
The American Medical Association House of Delegates pledged on June 11 to advance gender equity in medicine after multiple studies highlighted the wage gap and discrimination women physicians continue to face.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a Grade D recommendation against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) to prevent cardiovascular disease events in asymptomatic adults at low risk of CVD events.
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries, in particular, were strongly linked to the life-threatening condition—carrying a 14-fold increase in relative risk, among the top five of all inpatient procedures analyzed.
An advanced blood test to diagnose heart attacks, currently in development by researchers at King’s College London, could be administered using a handheld device, according to research presented on June 5 at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester, U.K.
A noninvasive imaging technique combined with fractional flow reserve (FFR) showed the potential to detect functionally significant lesions in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published June 11 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
A Boston-area cardiologist and an advocate against nuclear weapons met with North Korean diplomats ahead of the 2018 United States-North Korea Summit in Singapore, reports WFXT, the FOX affiliate in Boston.
A Cleveland-area cardiologist who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for healthcare fraud, money laundering and subjecting patients to unnecessary testing is asking a judge to overturn his case, reports Cleveland.com.