Author | Whitney J. Palmer


CAC Scores Better for Predicting Heart Attack than Stroke

August 23, 2020

Across racial and gender groups, CT scans that measure coronary artery calcium can more accurately predict the 10-year risk for heart attack.

Hypertension Awareness High in U.S., but Control Still Lags

August 21, 2019

The rates for hypertension diagnosis, treatment and control are still falling short of goals despite awareness programs, researchers report.

Stimulation Therapy Safe for Some Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients

August 07, 2019

Stimulating the sphenopalatine ganglion-a collection of nerve cells closely associated with the trigeminal nerve most responsible for headaches-could be a safe intervention for patients with acute ischemic stroke who aren’t eligible for thrombolytic therapy, according to an article published in The Lancet last month.

Cardiovascular Disease-related Death Reduced after Medicaid Expansion

April 16, 2019

Fewer heart disease-related deaths occur in counties where Medicaid was expanded under the Affordable Care Act, according to a provocative new study.