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A council within the American College of Cardiology published a statement this month pushing for the implementation of a new, structured cardiovascular subspecialty dedicated to preventive cardiology.

Results from the late-breaking TWILIGHT trial suggest that, among high-risk patients who have undergone PCI and completed three months of dual antiplatelet therapy, it’s safer to continue treatment with ticagrelor alone rather than add aspirin to that cocktail.

Teens who use or abuse cannabis could be at risk for a number of cardiac arrhythmias, according to research published in the American Journal of Cardiology, including atrial flutter or fibrillation, palpitations and long QT syndrome.

More heart patients are opting to spend their final days at home rather than in the hospital or at a nursing facility, researchers reported in the latest edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has expanded its Health Bucks program to allow pharmacists to “prescribe” produce to low-income residents with high blood pressure.

A combo of cryoballoon ablation and novel oral anticoagulants might be a more effective treatment route than standard care for obese AFib patients, who, according to an Oct. 4 study, are less likely to benefit from traditional catheter ablation in the long-term.

Researchers have developed a point-of-care smartphone app that helps physicians ID cardiac implanted electrical devices in urgent or emergent settings, according to a study published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.

Recent pushback against a nutritional guideline that supports the consumption of red and processed meats includes allegations that the guideline’s lead author had ties to the meat industry, Health Exec reports.

Evidence published in BMJ Heart last month supports the idea of an “obesity paradox” in heart failure, further complicating a long-running debate as to whether extra weight can be cardioprotective in patients with established CVD.

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack last week, his campaign confirmed Oct. 4.

Low birth weight is associated with poorer health outcomes—including CVD—later in life, according to a study out of West Virginia University.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doubled down on its warnings about vaping products Oct. 3 after new numbers revealed more than 1,000 reports of vaping-related lung illness and 18 fatalities in recent weeks.