Vascular & Endovascular

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing patient care at hospitals all over the world, but a group of leading surgeons wants to make sure people aren’t ignoring stroke symptoms due to fears over getting the virus.

Cardiac injury is common among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to new research out of Wuhan, China. The study, published in JAMA Cardiology, also found that cardiac injuries were associated with an increased risk of in-hospital mortality.

Endologix, an Irvine, California-based healthcare technology company, has received FDA approval for its new abdominal stent graft solution.

The primary reason behind this change is believed to be significant improvements in how healthcare providers care for stroke patients. 

The FDA has published new requirements for the health warnings featured on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements.

The American Heart Association is facing criticism after partnering with Bayer to promote the company’s low-dose aspirin in Walmart pharmacies across the U.S., STAT reported March 9.

Music therapy can be a helpful neurorehabilitation tool for acute stroke patients on the mend, according to research published in Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.

A host of prescription drugs—including warfarin and other CV medications—may have potential drug interactions with the THC and cannabidiol in marijuana, according to an article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Just under 20% of Americans have rapid access to endovascular thrombectomy for stroke, according to a study out of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Blood travels differently through women’s hearts than it does through men’s, research has found, suggesting cardiologists may benefit from tailoring their treatments to a specific sex.

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.