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Peripheral Artery Disease Rates Rise Dramatically Worldwide

Peripheral Artery Disease Rates Rise Dramatically Worldwide

The number of individuals who suffer from peripheral artery disease is rising dramatically. This is according to a recent study published in The Lancet. The condition refers specifically to diseases of the blood vessels existing in the periphery of the heart and brain. Read More


New Drug Aids in Preventing Blood Clotting

New Drug Aids in Preventing Blood Clotting

A new drug known as Eliquis is emerging as an anticoagulant option that is at least as effective as other currently used blood thinners on the market today. This new drug could also be better at reducing major bleeding, according to a recent drug trial published in the New England Journal of M... Read More


Pre-Surgery Rehearsal Can Save Critical Seconds during Brain Aneurysm Surgery

Pre-Surgery Rehearsal Can Save Critical Seconds during Brain Aneurysm Surgery

Neurosurgeons were given the opportunity to rehearse a complicated cerebral case before entering the operating room, thanks to Surgical Theater's Surgical Rehearsal Platform%u2122 (SRP). This enabled the surgical team to save crucial seconds in a time-sensitive operation. Read More


Binge Drinking In College Years May Raise Risk For Heart Disease

Binge Drinking In College Years May Raise Risk For Heart Disease

Recent research from the US finds that otherwise healthy young adult college students who regularly binge drink, or consume large amounts of alcoholic drinks in over a short time, show damage to blood vessels similar to that caused by high blood pressure and cholesterol. Both of these factors ... Read More


Multiple Sclerosis Patients are not aided by Opening Veins

Multiple Sclerosis Patients are not aided by Opening Veins

A procedure known as libation treatment, that involves the opening of veins, does not improve outcomes for Multiple Sclerosis patients, according to researchers from the University at Buffalo. In some cases, patients ended up with a worsening of symptoms. Read More


Coronary Atherosclerosis Strongly Linked to Stroke Risk

Coronary Atherosclerosis Strongly Linked to Stroke Risk

Blockages in your heart arteries could indicate you are at a higher risk for stroke, even if you are considered low risk. This is according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Read More


Following Arterial Disease Treatment, Lifestyle Changes Lead to Better Outcomes

Following Arterial Disease Treatment, Lifestyle Changes Lead to Better Outcomes

Patients who ceased smoking and took an aspirin and statin prior to undergoing treatment for blocked leg arteries were less likely to suffer from a complication six months later. This is according to new research from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and published in Circulatio... Read More


Aorta Inflammation Gene Could Cause an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Aorta Inflammation Gene Could Cause an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

A gene that plays a role in cancer in cardiovascular development may be responsible for swelling in the most common form of aortic aneurysm, and could be the key to treatment. This new study, published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, is the first to demonstrate Notch 1 s... Read More


Certain Types of Birth Control May Raise Blood Clotting Risk

Certain Types of Birth Control May Raise Blood Clotting Risk

A Food and Drug Administration-funded study has discovered an elevated risk of arterial thrombotic events and venous thromboembolic events to be linked to birth control pills containing drospirenone. The study was led by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and was publis... Read More


Statins are Unlikely to Prevent Blood Clots

Statins are Unlikely to Prevent Blood Clots

Despite prior studies suggesting the contrary, cholesterol lowering statin drugs may not prevent blood clots in adults. This is according to a large analysis conducted but international researchers and is being published in PLOS Medicine. Read More


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