Cardiology

COVID-19 pandemic indirectly disrupted heart disease care

Deaths from ischemic heart disease and hypertensive diseases in the United States increased during the COVID-19 pandemic over the prior year, while globally, COVID-19 was associated with significant disruptions in cardiovascular ...

Cardiology

Sex differences in death after stroke

Women were 39% more likely to die by 1 year after a first stroke. The sex difference was due to advanced age and more severe strokes in women, according to a new study in the Journal of Women's Health.

Cardiology

A bypass route for the coronary vessels in the heart?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality, and ischemic heart disease is a major cause of death worldwide. Coronary vessels that nourish the heart develop from three main sources, with the endocardium on the ...

Cardiology

Black patients with lupus have three times higher risk of stroke

New research reveals that, in the U.S., Black patients with lupus have a threefold higher risk of stroke and a 24-fold higher risk of ischemic heart disease. The study also found several lupus-specific symptoms that predict ...

Cardiology

Ischemic heart disease is major health burden worldwide

(HealthDay)—A total of 126.5 million people lived with ischemic heart disease (IHD) globally in 2017, with 10.6 million new cases occurring, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in the European Heart Journal: Quality ...

Cardiology

Results from the OPTIMIZE trial reported

The OPTIMIZE randomized trial comparing a novel, low-profile drug-eluting stent (DES) facilitating transradial access (TR) and direct stenting (DS) to existing DES did not establish non-inferiority of the new stent based ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity—the deadly disease that nobody dies of

New research presented at the European and International Conference on Obesity (ECO ICO 2020), held online this year (1-4 September), reveals that obesity and the illnesses it causes rarely appear as an official cause of ...

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