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Nearly two-thirds of American medical students have higher-than-average blood pressure, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Handheld POC echo has proven useful in- and outside of the emergency department, but physicians still have reservations.

Artificial intelligence is emerging as a hot tool for diagnosing rhythm disorders.

Despite a decades-long decline in the rate of heart attacks among older people in the U.S., younger men in their twenties and thirties are presenting more often with MI, Men’s Health reports.

The problem is fixable, but it will take hard work, says one Duke University researcher. And cardiologists could be the key. 

The transcarotid approach to TAVR is becoming more common, according to research presented at TVT.19.

With minimally invasive structural procedures crowding out their surgical counterparts, how are physicians and hospitals preparing for the new reality? 

The U.S. now will allow  TAVR  for patients at low risk for death or major complications during open-heart surgery.

The FDA issued a warning letter to e-cigarette giant Juul early this week accusing the company of illegally promoting its vaping products as safer than cigarettes.

As TAVR finds a new comfort zone in younger, healthier patients, determining who shouldn’t receive the replacement valve is becoming a nuanced and challenging exercise.

Proven protocols and practices, people and a push for earlier hemodynamic support are changing the face of cardiogenic shock survival. One leading health system has improved survival rates into the 70+ percent range. And their team believes other facilities should follow suit.

Native Hawaiians who struggled to control their high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes benefited greatly from a six-month hula dancing program, researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.