The impact of electronic cigarettes on cardiovascular disease risk factors is similar to effects seen in people who smoke traditional combustible cigarettes with harmful effects on cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose, as well as on blood flow to the heart, researchers reported at AHA's Scientific Sessions this month.
Patients who suffer from depression are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but what about the risk of non-fatal cardiovascular disease events?
Patients with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery are less likely to experience cerebrovascular events, shows a study presented at AHA's Scientific Sessions earlier this month.
Approximately one in three patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease skip the flu shot each year despite its effectiveness in lowering the risk of illness and death, shows research presented at AHA's Scientific Sessions.
An 80-year-old woman who was wheelchair bound due to congestive heart failure was brought to the ED complaining of left-sided chest pain, shortness of breath, cough and syncope. An ECG showed tachycardia. What's your diagnosis?
A 72-year-old man with a history of advanced dementia is brought from home by paramedics for approximately one week of cough followed by two days of worsening shortness of breath and now a syncopal episode. An albuterol treatment was given en route for wheezing. Learn more in this case report.
Hot yoga improved ambulatory blood pressure and reduced mental stress, a correlate of hypertension, in adults with elevated blood pressure and stage I hypertension, according to a study presented at AHA’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions held in New Orleans last month.
Local heat therapy applied overnight effectively lowers blood pressure in patients with both primary autonomic failure and nocturnal supine hypertension, according to a study presented at AHA’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.
A 41-year-old man whose ECG shows an ST elevation with an upwardly convex descent to an inverted T wave in leads V1 and V2. Labs showed hyperkalemia. What's your diagnosis?
The number of pregnant women who develop hypertension during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the U.S. since 1979, especially among black women, with advanced maternal age contributing to this upward trend, say researchers writing in Hypertension this month.