Occluder devices to combat congenital structural heart defects designed by the indigenous Aymara women suggest “excellent” clinical outcomes and have been approved by regulatory agencies in Canada, South America and the European Union.
Avid Star Wars fan Austin Eggleston, a 15-year-old heart transplant hopeful, finally received the news he was going to receive a new heart from Chewbacca, the big, furry character from a galaxy far, far away.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are likely to have poor cardiovascular health compared to heterosexual counterparts, according to findings presented March 20 at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans.
New research published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests intermittent energy restriction diets clear fat from the blood more efficiently after a meal than regular calorie restrictive diets. They also saw a larger decrease in systolic blood pressure compared to the control, which can reduce risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
U.S. Representative Ro Khanna, D-California, recently introduced new legislation dubbed the Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Act, which aims to reduce the risk of workplace violence in healthcare facilities utilizing comprehensive employer-mandated workplace violence plans.
A new trial suggested patients exhibiting patent foramen ovale (PFO), who received a medical device to close the opening in the heart after a stroke, had better outcomes compared to patients who received only stroke-preventing medications.
A chest patch that records heartbeat patterns could potentially be a better detector of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and subsequently can expedite more timely treatment than traditional treatment, according to new research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session.