Brain stents seem to be safe and effective in reducing the risk of recurrent stroke in patients who suffer from cholesterol-clogged brain arteries, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.

The editors of the Journal of the American Heart Association have retracted a study that linked some-day and everyday e-cigarette use to an increased risk of having had a heart attack. The same study alleged the effect of e-cigarettes was comparable to those of conventional cigarettes.

Research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles this February suggests a portable, low-field MRI system may soon improve access to care for patients who have trouble making it to a high-tech facility.

Stroke survivors who are optimistic about their recovery demonstrate lower levels of inflammation and physical disability than their less-cheerful counterparts, researchers reported at the Nursing Symposium of the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.

A shingles vaccine known as Zoster Vaccine Live can protect not only against a resurgence of the chickenpox virus, but also against stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference this week in Dallas.

Seventy-one percent of young adults who use e-cigarettes believe it’s an unhealthy habit, according to a report from health data management firm Harmony Healthcare IT—but nearly 80% say they still feel safe vaping.

Major organizations including the American Heart Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids have issued critical statements following the Trump administration’s 2021 budget proposal, which aims to abolish the FDA Center for Tobacco Products and establish a new agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Physicians who treat individuals with AFib may mistake gastrointestinal bleeding as a side effect of their patients’ blood thinners when it may, in fact, be an early warning sign for bowel cancer, according to a new study.

A Massachusetts General Hospital physician was instrumental in getting two new medical emojis—an anatomically correct heart and a pair of lungs—approved for an update later this year, the Boston Globe reported Feb. 4.

A review published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions Jan. 24 suggests adjunctive coronary atherectomy is a clinically useful and effective tool for treating severely calcified coronary lesions—but, in reality, it’s rarely used.

A possible shortage of heparin, one of the most popular blood thinners on the market, is threatening the U.S., according to a viewpoint published in The Lancet on Jan. 23.

The jury is out: vaping, or e-cigarette use, is a national epidemic in the U.S.