Mar 8

Opinion: These Covid-19 symptoms raise new questions

With an elevated risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots as a possible long-term effect of Covid-19, perhaps the Veterans Affairs researchers will do something that almost a million American deaths has not: frighten a broad swath of the vaccine-hesitant into rolling up their sleeves and taking the shots, writes Kent Sepkowitz Two years […]

Mar 8

The end of inflammation? New approach could treat dozens of diseases.

By Connie Chang Cancer, aging, and severe COVID-19 have all been linked to damage from inflammation. Now scientists are flipping their focus to find new drugs that may revolutionize treatments. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Lauren Finney Harden had always had allergies. But after she moved to New York City for her first job in […]

Feb 1

What’s Good for the Heart is Good for the Brain

Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2022 — The same risk factors that contribute to making heart disease the leading cause of death worldwide also impact the rising global prevalence of brain disease, including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to the American Heart Association’s Heart Disease […]

Aug 12

COVID-19 Is Associated with Increased Vascular Risk

In our practice, our patients have been reducing the risk of COVID-19 by following our cardiovascular evaluations for years. Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, reviewing Katsoularis I et al. Lancet 2021 Jul 29 Population-based studies in Sweden suggest that COVID-19 is an independent risk factor for acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. COVID-19 is associated […]