Vascular & Endovascular

A large-scale study of people living with HIV has linked the immune deficiency to an increased risk of CVD, in particular heart failure and stroke.

Cigarette smokers are three times more likely than non-smokers to die from heart disease, an Australian study has found.

A study on the effect of different sedentary behaviors on CV health has pinned binge-watching television as a more harmful activity than sitting at a desk job, though the negative effects of both can potentially be reversed with exercise.

Infections—most notably urinary tract infections—were linked to a significantly increased risk of acute ischemic stroke in a recent study out of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

San Francisco will be the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes, NPR reported Tuesday—a significant move considering the nation’s biggest producer of e-cigs, Juul Labs, is based in the city.

Researchers at Kazan Federal University in Russia are in the process of testing biodegradable plant-based implants that might one day replace artificial prostheses, eliminating the need for repeat surgeries as a patient’s vasculature evolves.

Two days of debate over the safety of paclitaxel-coated and -eluting devices have culminated in a nonbinding recommendation by the FDA to continue sales of such devices for PAD patients, though the agency is also urging regulators to push for better long-term clinical data than is currently available.

After years of limited success, researchers have found a way to convert type A blood cells into the more universal type O by leveraging human gut bacteria, according to a report in the magazine Science.

Canadian researchers have singled out a peptide known as apelin that could improve survival in CV patients with aortic aneurysms, leading them to dub the molecule the equivalent of insulin for heart disease.

A Wisconsin high schooler is speaking up for stroke awareness after she suffered a stroke of her own during gym class, WAOW reported—an event her doctors said was brought on by her birth control pills.

Arizona-based R3 Stem Cell, LLC is under fire this week after the FDA sent the company an untitled, three-page letter detailing significant shortcomings in their process.

People who take popular heartburn drugs like Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium are vulnerable to death from cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer, according to new research published in The BMJ.