Does flu vaccination reduce death and vascular events in heart failure patients?

In a recent study published in The Lancet Global Healthresearchers conducted a placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial to assess whether influenza vaccination effectively reduced vascular events and mortality in patients with heart failure. Study: Influenza vaccine to reduce adverse vascular events in heart failure patients: a multinational randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Image credit: antoniodiaz/Shutterstock Background Heart … Read more

Kessler and BrainQ are collaborating on a national trial of a breakthrough device to improve stroke recovery

Researchers from the Kessler Foundation and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (collectively, “Kessler”) are enrolling participants in a national trial of a breakthrough device to improve recovery after stroke. Kessler locations in West Orange and Saddle Brook, NJ, are among 20 US locations participating in the EMAGINE Stroke Recovery Trial, which combines therapeutic exercise with … Read more

7 symptoms of a heart attack that can strike exactly one month early

A heart attack is a serious medical emergency and symptoms usually come on quickly. The main symptoms are usually chest pain and light-headedness or dizziness, says the UK’s National Health Service. However, research has found that there are seven symptoms that can strike a month before a fatal attack, The sun reports. Write in the … Read more

Jay Leno speaks out after suffering ‘severe’ burns from a petrol car fire

Jay Leno needs some time to recover after a freak car fire that left him with “severe” facial burns, but otherwise he’s “OK.” “I suffered severe burns from a gasoline fire,” said the 72-year-old comedian Variety in a statement. “I’m ok. I just need a week or two to get back on my feet. The … Read more

Flu vaccination associated with reduced risk of stroke

dr. Jessalyn Holodinsky Flu vaccination is associated with a reduced risk of stroke in adults, even if they are not at high risk for stroke, according to new research. The risk of stroke was about 23% lower in the 6 months after a flu shot, regardless of the patient’s age, gender or underlying health conditions. … Read more

Personalized ‘precision’ testing approach leads to efficient assessments of chest pain for cardiovascular disease risk

For people with stable chest pain, a personalized “precision” testing approach led to more efficient assessments of cardiovascular disease risk and improved diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease compared to usual care, according to the latest science presented today on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022. The meeting, held in person in Chicago … Read more

AI models improve the accuracy of coronary artery disease diagnosis

Several recent discoveries show that the accuracy of diagnosing coronary artery disease and predicting patient risk is improved using artificial intelligence (AI) models developed by scientists at the Cedars Department of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – Sinai. This progress, led by Piotr Slomka, PhD, director of Innovation in Imaging at Cedars-Sinai and a research scientist … Read more

Mild cases of COVID increase the risk of blood clots

In a recent study published in the journal Heartresearchers are investigating the association between the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and increased cardiovascular outcomes and death consequences. Study: Cardiovascular disease and mortality consequences of COVID-19 in the UK biobank. Image Credit: Artem Oleshko/Shutterstock.com Background Previous studies have reported a predominant pattern of COVID-19 consequences with debilitating … Read more

Harming democracy won’t help the economy

This is an edition of The Atlantic Ocean Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas and recommends the best in the culture. register here. The medium-term races are tightening, but anyone who cares about democracy must resist the urge to turn the election into … Read more

The impact of COVID-19 on stroke care statistics

A recent study published in PLOS ONE evaluated the effects of the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19) on stroke code (SC) statistics. Study: The pandemic effect of COVID-19 on preclinical statistics and diagnostic accuracy of the stroke code in Madrid. Image Credit: SewCream/Shutterstock Background Spain is one of the countries most affected by the COVID-19 … Read more