Vascular & Endovascular

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.

Transient endothelial dysfunction stemming from mental duress was associated with a 78% increase in the incidence of MACE in a study of patients with stable CAD, providing scientists with a look at just how much psychological stress can influence our risk of CVD.

A poll conducted by researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey has revealed that a quarter of Americans take daily low-dose aspirin at some point in their lives, but the majority of those people don’t have heart disease or another chronic illness.

Cardiac radiation dose exposure is a modifiable cardiac risk factor for major cardiac adverse events and all-cause mortality in patients undergoing radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer, researchers report in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

A simplified cardiac risk score can identify plaque buildup and silent brain infarctions that could predict a serious stroke, acting as a red flag for patients without a history of CVD or other vascular problems.

The higher the dosage of cholesterol-lowering statins, the greater a patient’s risk of developing osteoporosis, according to work published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.