Study Highlights: Air pollution was associated with blood vessel damage among young, healthy adults. These findings suggest that healthcare providers should consider the cardiovascular effects of air pollution on all patients, not just those who are ill or elderly.
Study Highlights: Regardless of heart procedure, patients who adhered to prescribed medication were more than twice as likely to have event-free rates of survival. Heart bypass patients appeared to be more resistant than PCI patients to the negative effects of not taking prescribed medication. Not taking prescribed medications is common among patients who had either bypass surgery or PCI.
(DALLAS) Oct. 20, 2016 — When punch dribbled out of the side of Dan Merritt’s mouth during a Halloween celebration at his daughter’s house, his wife quickly recognized stroke signs and drove him to the hospital.
(DALLAS) 20 de octubre del 2016 — Cuando el ponche que estaba bebiendo Dan Merritt le comenzó a escurrir por un lado de la boca durante la celebración de Halloween en casa de su hija, su esposa reconoció las señales de un ataque cerebral y lo llevo al...
Study Highlights: Patients with narrowed peripheral arteries and high blood levels of a digestive byproduct were significantly more likely to die during a five-year study than were peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients with lower levels of the digestive byproduct. Levels of this digestive byproduct, TMAO, could help identify high-risk patients with PAD who need intensive dietary and medical treatment.