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A study of more than 100,000 urban commuters in China suggests that walking or cycling to work can lower people’s risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke, even when factoring in the “rather serious air pollution” in the country.

Consuming smaller amounts of alcohol more frequently is a greater risk factor for atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, according to a study published in EP Europace Oct. 17.

The FDA on Oct. 15 issued a warning letter to India-based Torrent Pharmaceuticals, targeting the drug company as one of the primary contributors to the onslaught of BP drug recalls in the past year.

A pooled analysis of 18 randomized trials has allowed researchers to unravel the so-called “smoker’s paradox,” proving that lighting up is an important risk factor for adverse events after PCI.

The global market for implantable pacemakers is projected to see moderate, steady growth through 2023, resulting in a sum of more than $5.32 billion, according to a recent report.

A study of thousands of individuals in Canada suggests the use of angiotensin receptor blockers—as opposed to ACE inhibitors—could be linked to an increased risk of suicide and poor mental health.

Children’s hospitals across the U.S. are backing a national effort by the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association to improve transparency in the reporting of cardiac surgical outcomes.

Frailty assessments are a good value for their money in older patients considering CABG, according to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, but a limited geriatric consultation workforce could curb that benefit in real-life practice.

Analyzing the hearts of chimpanzees and gorillas offered insight into why human hearts evolved as they did in a recent study out of Harvard, the New York Times reports.

Urine flow rate-guided hydration, as opposed to left ventricular end-diastolic pressure-guided hydration, could prevent more complications in CKD patients who are at a high risk for contrast-induced kidney injury.

STEMI is increasingly prevalent among a growing population of patients in their nineties, according to a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology Oct. 11.

Using sex-specific thresholds for high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assays identified five times more heart attacks in women in a recent study of patients with suspected ACS, but major disparities persisted when it came to treating MIs.