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Incident coronary heart disease might be an early indicator of accelerated cognitive decline, according to work published ahead of print in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

A novel robotic catheter could simplify valve procedures while allowing cardiac surgeons to complete multiple interventions within the same time frame, according to research presented at TVT 2019 in Chicago.

Researchers at the University of Washington are hoping to catch out-of-hospital cardiac arrests early with an algorithm that, when integrated with smart speakers like the Google Home or Amazon Alexa, can monitor people for audible cardiac arrest symptoms while they sleep.

One in five Americans are able to recognize the symptoms of heart failure, according to a new survey from Abbott—a troublesome finding considering the same research puts the average individual just four degrees of separation from HF.

Online pharmacy Valisure on June 13 issued a letter to the FDA after in-house testing revealed dangerously elevated levels of N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) in certain lots of valsartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) commonly used to treat hypertension and heart failure.

Global 3D printing company Materialise on June 13 announced its Mimics Enlight cardiovascular planning software suite received FDA clearance and will soon be rolled out to clinicians.

Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption contributes to nearly 2 million CV-related deaths each year, according to research presented at Nutrition 2019, the American Society for Nutrition’s annual meeting, in Baltimore.

North Carolina Children’s Hospital will be suspending heart surgeries for its most complex cases for the time being—a direct response to a New York Times investigation that called into question the safety of practices in the center’s pediatric heart surgery unit—the Times reported June 17.

The antihypertensive drug nilvadipine may benefit Alzheimer’s patients by encouraging blood flow to the brain, slowing the progression of the disease while reducing blood pressure in the hippocampus, researchers reported in Hypertension June 17.

With a recent rise in heart-attack related deaths among Americans vacationing overseas, one domestic cardiologist is speaking up about CV health while traveling.

A 25-minute steam in the sauna could be just as beneficial for heart health as a moderate physical workout, researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Medical Center Berlin have found.

Cardiologists’ salaries are up, their savings are steady and their debt is minimal, according to Medscape’s annual Cardiologist Wealth and Debt Report.