Vascular & Endovascular

A study out of the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center suggests e-cigarettes—the culprit behind a vaping epidemic that’s injured more than 2,000 and claimed the lives of at least 39—could be more harmful to CV health than traditional cigarettes.

Most patients on DOACs supplement their regimen with over-the-counter products, and one-third take at least one additional product that directly interferes with their blood thinners, according to work published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the risk of transient ischemic attack and stroke in middle age.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit on Oct. 17 announced they’d be partnering to improve timely diagnosis of atrial fibrillation in people at an increased risk of stroke.

Despite a litany of bad press in recent months, a study published Oct. 17 in Addiction suggests e-cigarettes help some 50,000 smokers in the U.K. quit nicotine each year.

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.

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.

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.

The CDC released updated statistics and a new framework for identifying, diagnosing and treating e-cigarette or vaping-related lung disease Oct. 11, putting a name to the recent phenomenon in the process.

A study published just two months after the FDA issued a statement acknowledging a late mortality signal with paclitaxel-coated and -eluting stents and balloons suggests the devices are actually safe in patients with lower extremity artery disease.

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.