The authors tracked data from more than 102,000 women between the ages of 50 and 79. 

Shockwave Medical announced Tuesday, Feb. 16, that intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) has gained FDA approval for the treatment of severely calcified coronary artery disease.

The study's authors aimed to learn more about an area where clinical evidence was lacking: statin therapy for stroke patients 80 years old and older. 

The team behind the new-look valves hope their design will limit blood clots and boost patient care. 

The analysis, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, focused on both the safety and effectiveness of these two treatment options. 

Drinking coffee also benefits patients who have not experienced a stroke or heart attack, though the impact is not as significant. 

"Screening for CAS in adults without symptoms does more harm than good, and we continue to recommend against it," one USPSTF representative said. 

Depression, chronic stress, anxiety and anger are all associated with a heightened risk of heart rhythm irregularities, stroke and other serious cardiovascular conditions. 

Prior to popular belief, sex may not necessarily be an independent risk factor for stroke mortality, according to the analysis. 

Patients are typically told to put anticoagulation therapy on hold two to four days before they undergo TAVR. This study’s authors aimed to see if this was truly necessary.  

Researchers turned to accelerometers, lightweight motion sensors that can be attached to a user’s wrist, to investigate this topic. 

Smoking marijuana could be more harmful than many users realize, according to the new research.