University of Washington researchers have developed a new skill for a smart speaker that for the first time monitors both regular and irregular heartbeats without physical contact.
An analysis of several large studies involving participants from more than 60 countries, spearheaded by researchers from McMaster University, has found that eating oily fish regularly can help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in high-risk individuals, such as those who already have heart disease or stroke.
Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a form of stroke that occurs when blood flow is blocked to the main artery of the eye, usually resulting in vision loss in the affected eye. Eye strokes are a warning of future brain strokes and require immediate medical treatment to lessen damage and possibly prevent future events.
The U.S. opioid epidemic and related opioid use disorder are significant causes of cardiac arrest and death among adults ages 25 to 64. Opioid-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest differs from other forms of cardiac arrest, yet it has not been completely described for health care professionals. The scientific statement addresses this knowledge gap by defining unique features of opioid-associated out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and detailing specific treatment approaches.
Women who experienced hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDPs) but did not develop chronic hypertension have a greater risk of premature mortality, specifically cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related deaths, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). A separate JACC study examined the cardiovascular health risks associated with pregnancy in obese women with heart disease.
A team of scientists from Geisinger and Tempus have found that artificial intelligence can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke.
A review of nearly 28,000 emergency department records shows less than 2% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 suffered an ischemic stroke but those who did had an increased risk of requiring long-term care after hospital discharge. Those are the findings from a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and MU Health Care.
The association between race and ethnicity and county-level factors of some U.S. counties may have a significant impact on cardiovascular-related death rates. In a new study analyzing 2017 health data from U.S. counties, researchers found that Black Americans continue to experience the highest cardiovascular death rate nationally, and county factors explained some cardiovascular death rates across racial and ethnic groups.
An analysis of data for nearly 17 million people treated at hospitals in California showed that American Indian adults had a 47% higher risk of having a non-bleeding stroke when compared with people from all other racial and ethnic groups. That increased risk was present among American Indian individuals regardless of whether they also had atrial fibrillation, which is known to raise stroke risk.
Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, eaten as 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables, may be the optimal amount and combination for a longer life. These findings support current U.S. dietary recommendations to eat more fruits and vegetables and the simple public health message "5-a-day."