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January 19, 2022

CVD Preventive Med Use Down During COVID-19 Pandemic CVD Preventive Med Use Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The study covered in this summary was published in medRxiv.org as a […]
January 18, 2022

Program Targets Preschoolers to Promote Heart Health Program Targets Preschoolers to Promote Heart Health

Creators of a pilot program that educates preschoolers about good heart health have validated a template for successful early childhood intervention that, they claim, provides a […]
January 18, 2022

Breastfeeding Linked to Lower CVD Risk in Later Life Breastfeeding Linked to Lower CVD Risk in Later Life

In a meta-analysis of more than 1 million mothers, those who breastfed their children had an 11% to 17% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary […]
January 18, 2022

Vaccine-Like mRNA Injection Effectively Treats Cardiac Fibrosis in Mice Vaccine-Like mRNA Injection Effectively Treats Cardiac Fibrosis in Mice

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A vaccine-like injection of modified mRNA temporarily reprogrammed immune cells to attack fibroblasts in a mouse model of heart failure, resulting […]
January 17, 2022

Stroke-Related Restless Legs Syndrome an ‘Emerging Entity’ Stroke-Related Restless Legs Syndrome an ‘Emerging Entity’

More data support the concept of stroke-related restless legs syndrome as an “emerging entity,” investigators report in a new study. New research has identified the lenticulostriate […]
January 17, 2022

Coronary Collaterals Provide Significant Perfusion in CAD Coronary Collaterals Provide Significant Perfusion in CAD

The study covered in this summary was published in medRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer-reviewed. Key Takeaway In the first study to […]
January 13, 2022

CVS Caremark Formulary Change Freezes Out Apixaban CVS Caremark Formulary Change Freezes Out Apixaban

Patients looking to refill a prescription for apixaban (Eliquis) through CVS Caremark may be in for a surprise following its decision to exclude the direct oral […]
January 13, 2022

Cardiac Inflammation Can Be Present After Mild COVID Infection Cardiac Inflammation Can Be Present After Mild COVID Infection

Myocardial inflammation is present in a small proportion of patients who have recovered from relatively mild cases of COVID-19 infection, a new study shows. “Our findings […]
January 12, 2022

More Reassurance on LDL Lowering and ICH After Stroke More Reassurance on LDL Lowering and ICH After Stroke

Further reassurance about lowering LDL cholesterol and the risk for intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in stroke patients has come from a new analysis of the Treat Stroke […]
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