Cardiovascular Disease

Quitting Smoking Drastically Improves Survival After Heart Attack

July 08, 2020

An analysis of data from a pair of major hospitals in Massachusetts is detailing the impact smoking cessation can have on survival in young patients with myocardial infarction.

Statin Use in Elderly Linked to Decrease in Risk of Death, Cardiovascular Mortality

July 07, 2020

New research is detailing the impact of statin use for primary prevention in elderly patients free from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Onset Timing, Severity of Menopausal Symptoms Help Predict Increased CVD Risk

July 07, 2020

A pooled analysis of 6 studies indicates both timing and increased severity of vasomotor menopausal symptoms could signal increased risk of cardiovascular disease events.

Black Patients at Greater Risk of MACE Following PCI

July 06, 2020

An analysis of 10 randomized clinical trials is shedding new light on the risk of MACE seen by Black patients following PCI versus risk among white counterparts.

Emergency Room Doctors Publish Guide on Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Researchers from UVA Health have recently published a paper with the intent on educating emergency room physicians about the cardiac complications of COVID-19.

Two Decade Long Study Shows Decline in Cardiovascular Disease Among Diabetics

April 30, 2020

Australian researchers have new evidence that patients with diabetes have fewer cardiovascular events today than they did 20 years ago.  The data came from an analysis of the Freemantle diabetes study which compared people with type 2 diabetes to people without diabetes.  The results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 

Study Finds Aortic Stenosis Develops Differently in Men and Women

April 27, 2020

An anaylsis of damaged heart valves from patients who had undergone transplants revealed a surprising finding: the process that causes aortic stenosis is different in women and men.

For Heart Health Filtered Coffee Is Best

April 24, 2020

While the determination that consumption of coffee is beneficial or harmful depends on the study, new research is diving further into the debate and into how brewing method might play a role in coffee’s impact on cardiovascular disease and mortality.

Coffee May Be Good For the Heart- A Look at What the Science Says

April 24, 2020

If you can’t imagine starting the day without your cup o’ joe, you aren’t alone.  On average, American’s drink 3 cups of coffee every day–collectively that’s 400 million cups of coffee-- daily.  Given those kinds of numbers, it’s no wonder that the question of whether or not the coffee habit is beneficial or detrimental to patient health is one that generates a lot of interest- and there’s been plenty of studies devoted to it.  Here's a look at some of them.

Among Rural Women, Coronary Artery Disease Is on the Rise

April 22, 2020

Despite advances in recent decades in the battle against cardiovascular disease, new research suggests deaths from premature coronary artery disease (CAD) among rural women have been on the rise since 2009.