In the Journals

Prenatal BP, placental DNA methylation linked to fetal development, CVD in later life

February 22, 2020
Researchers have found the first associations between BP during pregnancy and placental DNA methylation at genes linked to fetal development and CVD…
In the Journals

Church-based intervention significantly improves older African Americans’ eating habits

February 21, 2020
A church-based intervention significantly improved the diets of middle-aged and older African Americans, according to longitudinal trial results…
FDA News

FDA approves bempedoic acid for LDL lowering in high-risk populations

February 21, 2020
The FDA has approved bempedoic acid for reducing LDL as an adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy in patients with heterozygous…
Meeting News

Mechanical clot removal alone may be as effective as joint use with thrombolysis in stroke

February 21, 2020
Among patients with acute stroke and large-vessel occlusion, adding IV thrombolysis to endovascular therapy may not be necessary, according to…
Meeting News

Lower target LDL after stroke prevents 25% of events at 5 years

February 21, 2020
During the 5 years after a stroke, targeting LDL of less than 70 mg/dL prevented more than one-quarter of major CV events, recurrent cerebral…
Meeting News

Survival rates after ischemic stroke improved from 1991 to 2015

February 21, 2020
Survival after a first ischemic stroke has improved from 1991 to 2015, according to data presented in a late-breaking science session at the…
Meeting News

Higher volumes tied to better outcomes in endovascular therapy for stroke

February 21, 2020
Operator and hospital volume were associated with lower rates of inpatient mortality and better functional status at discharge among patients who…
In the Journals

Racial disparities found in stroke prevention for kidney failure, atrial fibrillation patients

February 21, 2020
Among patients with kidney failure and atrial fibrillation, racial/ethnic minorities were less likely to fill a prescription for warfarin and were…
Meeting News

Mobile stroke units improve time to treatment, 3-month functionality

February 20, 2020
In Berlin, mobile stroke units equipped with CT for prehospital thrombolysis not only reduced time to treatment, but had higher rates of thrombolysis…
Meeting News

EXTEND-IA TNK: Tenecteplase dose does not impact ischemic stroke outcomes

February 20, 2020
A 0.4 mg/kg dose of tenecteplase administered before endovascular thrombectomy in patients with large vessel occlusion ischemic stroke did not…
Meeting News

ESCAPE-NA1: Nerinetide benefit unclear in endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke

February 20, 2020
Among patients with major acute ischemic stroke who underwent endovascular therapy, those assigned IV nerinetide did not have improved outcomes…
FDA News

FDA designates recall of two coronary dilatation catheters as class 1

February 20, 2020
The FDA has designated Abbott Vascular’s product recall of two coronary dilatation catheters as a class 1 recall, the most serious kind. The…
In the Journals

Community-based BP intervention successful in South Asia

February 19, 2020
A multicomponent intervention implemented in rural communities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka led to greater BP reductions in participants…
In the JournalsPerspective

Making tafamidis cost-effective for TTR amyloid cardiomyopathy may require 93% price reduction

February 19, 2020
Although tafamidis can provide substantial clinical benefit for patients with transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, the drug exceeds…
In the Journals

AHA: Improvements in rural health greatly needed

February 19, 2020
The American Heart Association issued a presidential advisory calling for rural populations to be a priority in health research, programming and…
In the Journals

Paper on e-cigarette use and MI risk retracted

February 19, 2020
A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in June 2019 concluding that patients who smoked electronic cigarettes every day…
Meeting News

New guidance for vaping injuries offers screening recommendations

February 18, 2020
A multi-disciplinary task force issued guidance for vaping-associated respiratory disease, or VARDS. The nationwide guidance, which was presented at…

Mapping algorithm for stable, transient arrhythmias nets FDA approval

February 18, 2020
Acutus Medical announced the FDA clearance of a new algorithm for the mapping of stable and transient arrhythmias. The algorithm (SuperMap) comes as…
In the Journals

Clinical utility of polygenic risk scores for CHD, CAD questioned

February 18, 2020
Two polygenic risk scores, one for predicting CHD and one for predicting CAD, did not meaningfully improve risk prediction beyond conventional risk…
The Take Home

The Take Home: ISET

February 18, 2020
The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, held Jan. 22 to 25 in Hollywood, Florida, tackled many of the hottest topics in endovascular…