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Vivimed Life Sciences on May 3 announced a voluntary recall of 19 lots of losartan potassium tablets, making it the third company in two weeks to issue a recall of the blood pressure (BP) drug.

A Harvard cardiologist and his team have developed an experimental genetic test for predicting obesity, NPR reports.

Long-term exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation raises a person’s risk for developing high blood pressure, according to a Hypertension study of more than 22,000 nuclear facility workers in Russia.

A former Kentucky cardiologist received five years of prison time May 2 after allegedly performing numerous unnecessary heart procedures as part of a healthcare fraud scheme.

A study of more than 750 kids who were followed into their thirties has linked oral infections in childhood to CVD later in life—particularly subclinical carotid atherosclerosis.

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery beat out stent placement with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a recent study of patients with multivessel coronary artery disease. Patients saw lower risks of death, hospital readmission and revascularization with the former procedure.

SCAI has diversified its planning committees and expanded the focus on live cases for its 2019 scientific sessions, says Program Chair Sunil Rao, MD.

Omron Healthcare launched its latest innovation, Complete, May 1, marking the first time a blood pressure (BP) monitor with electrocardiogram (ECG) capabilities has hit the commercial market.

After a successful safety and feasibility trial run, the FDA granted approval April 26 to the STEMI DTU (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Door-to-Unloading) study, which will examine whether unloading the left ventricle prior to reperfusion can reduce myocardial damage and lead to fewer CV complications in STEMI patients.

The American Heart Association, alongside the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and Tobacco-Free Kids, is throwing its support behind federal efforts to raise the tobacco sale age to 21 nationwide.

Nearly one in six young women who suffer a heart attack can’t be classified under the Fourth Universal Definition of MI, according to a study out of Yale University—but the majority can be accurately classified using a sex-specific taxonomy known as VIRGO.

A little less than half of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) patients are treated for blood cholesterol according to 2013 clinical guidelines, with around half missing out on a statin prescription the guidelines would have recommended, according to a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology.