Vascular & Endovascular

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) caused more than a quarter of all deaths in India in 2015, according to a new study in The Lancet Global Health, with rural residents and young adults accounting for most of the recent uptick.
Contrary to popular belief, full-fat dairy products are not directly associated with increasing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke mortality, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
A Cleveland-based startup called XaTek has developed a handheld device that can inform users or physicians about their blood’s clotting ability within 30 minutes.
Low doses (75-100 mg per day) of aspirin were found to be ineffective for people above 154 pounds, while higher doses only reduced cardiovascular events among patients with greater body size.
A retrospective study published July 13 in JAMA Network Open suggests placement of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is associated with an increased risk of 30-day mortality for patients with venous thromboembolic disease and a contraindication to anticoagulants.
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants may be even more effective for treating women with atrial fibrillation (AFib) than men, suggests a real-world study from Hong Kong published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage on July 9, calling for donations of all blood types—but especially type O—as the agency scrambles to make up for the Fourth of July holiday week.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a Grade I recommendation for screening peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk with the ankle-brachial index (ABI), indicating current evidence is insufficient to recommend screening without signs or symptoms of disease.
Transgender women who initiate cross-sex hormone therapy are at an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and ischemic stroke, researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Blue-collar workers who cleaned up debris in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at double the rate of the general population, according to a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be dangerous for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) when taken on top of oral anticoagulants, suggests a post hoc analysis of the RE-LY trial published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The FDA’s rules preventing sexually active gay men from donating blood are discriminatory and based on outdated fears, a physician wrote in an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times.
The Face, Arm, Speech and Time (FAST)-based public education, utilized in several countries to improve stroke symptom recognition, has not improved the response to transient ischemic stroke (TIA) and minor stroke in the United Kingdom, according to new research published July 2 in JAMA Neurology.
Nearly all transcatheter heart valves (THVs) leave debris following aortic valve replacement, reinforcing the potential for embolic protection devices to reduce the burden of silent brain infarctions and future strokes.
A former employee of the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas, William George Davis is accused of introducing air into the arterial systems of multiple patients who were recovering from surgeries.
Stroke 112 takes the same symptoms highlighted in "FAST" and gives them numerical designations: 1 uneven face (crooked mouth), 1 weak arm and 2 incoherent lips (slurred speech). These reminders can be applied to any language, whereas the meaning of FAST gets lost in translation.
Vascular & Endovascular
In a recent study published in Stroke, researchers from Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta made the case that distal thrombectomy can be safely and effectively utilized in select patients.
Vascular & Endovascular
The presence of cardiovascular comorbidities is associated with accelerated hearing loss in patients older than 80, suggesting those conditions could be treated to slow this age-related decline.
Vascular & Endovascular, Acute Coronary Syndrome
The incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has dropped by more than 70 percent in the past few decades, ultimately shifting the benefit-to-harm balance of screening for the disease, researchers wrote in The Lancet.
Vascular & Endovascular, Imaging
Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions during surgery are associated with double the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) over the ensuing 30 days, researchers reported in JAMA Surgery.
Vascular & Endovascular
An early discharge strategy with rivaroxaban reduces hospital lengths of stay and healthcare costs for patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism (LRPE)—without compromising their safety—suggests a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine.
Vascular & Endovascular, Practice Management, Healthcare Economics & Policy