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.
Researchers of the new study being presented at the upcoming AHA 2019 Scientific Sessions highlight key inequalities related to disparities in the vaccination rates.
After bariatric surgery, risk of a cerebrovascular event among obese patients was found to be signficantly lower than among matched controls. An AHA 2019 preview.
Intensive control of blood pressure may extend survival by 4% to 9%, according to analysis of SPRINT data that will be presented at the AHA 2019 Scientific Sessions next week.
A new study being presented next week at AHA's 2019 Scientific Sessions found a strong link between depression and non-fatal heart disease.
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.