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.
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.
An eight-day trial and two-hour jury deliberation has culminated in the conviction of Pennsylvania cardiologist Samirkumar J. Shah, who on June 14 was found guilty of two counts of healthcare fraud for falsely billing insurers for unnecessary angina treatments.
Research presented at TVT 2019 in Chicago last week suggests a transcarotid approach to transcatheter aortic valve replacement is favorable for patients unable to tolerate femoral access, topping both transapical and transaortic approaches as the preferable route for alternate-access TAVR.
After years of limited success, researchers have found a way to convert type A blood cells into the more universal type O by leveraging human gut bacteria, according to a report in the magazine Science.