New York University School of Medicine will cover tuition expenses for all new and current medical students, according to an Aug. 16 university release. The scholarship initiative, the first such program at a top-10 medical school, will cover $55,000 in costs for all students in the MD program.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has provided relief to thousands of Americans who suffer from leaky heart valves and are too frail to undergo open-heart surgery. But policy and business considerations behind TAVR has large and small hospitals fighting over who will perform the procedures.
Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), who met target ranges for five particular cardiovascular risk factors, appeared to have little or no excess risk of death, myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke, according to a new study published Aug. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
People with essential fructosuria, a rare genetic mutation, don’t have the enzyme needed to metabolize fructose, found in honey, fruits and vegetables. The benefit? Little to no risk of developing obesity or type 2 diabetes, reports Bloomberg.
Poor behavioral lifestyle is associated with incidences of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes within and across genetic risk groups, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A new study published in European Heart Journal found patients with stable or controlled coronary artery disease (CAD) who have a diastolic blood pressure reading of 80-89 mmHg may have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). A systolic blood pressure reading of 130-139 mmHg was not associated with an increased risk for CVD.
More frequent chest x-ray screenings of children with epicardial pacemakers may help identify those at risk of coronary artery compression, according to the authors of a study published online Aug. 13 in HeartRhythm.
Normal daily doses of rivaroxaban (15 to 20 mg) are linked to triple the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) when compared to aspirin, according to a meta-analysis of five randomized trials published Aug. 13 in JAMA Neurology.
Originally thought to be a benign condition, Takotsubo syndrome is associated with long-term outcomes similar to acute coronary syndrome (ACS), researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. And in cases where Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is triggered by physical events, prognosis is even worse.
Patients who were prescribed a single pill with low doses of three antihypertensive medications reached their blood pressure (BP) targets more often than those following a usual care plan, according to a randomized trial of 700 individuals from the Sri Lankan public health system.
Revascularization techniques to treat primary critical limb ischemia (CLI) may be more cost-effective and associated with longer survival than primary major amputation, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Experimental gene therapies to treat hemophilia are still undergoing testing, but early results from clinical trials have both researchers and patients optimistic the condition can be cured once and for all.
Maintaining an optimal body mass index (BMI), in addition to controlling other cardiovascular risk factors, may reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) with critical limb ischemia (CLI), according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
A machine learning algorithm derived from thoracic phase signals can identify obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) with the same accuracy as existing functional tests, according to a study published Aug. 8 in PLOS One. The signals can be collected in about three minutes and don’t require the patient to exercise or be exposed to radiation, contrast media or pharmacological stress.