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Insomniacs May Face Increased Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insomnia is characterized by the inability to initiate or maintain sleep. Now, findings published in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) journal Circulation suggest that this common sleep disorder, which affects up to 30% of the general population, is associated with a higher risk of heart disease… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

High Strength VICI Venous Stent Approved by FDA to Treat Iliofemoral Obstructive Disease

May 7th, 2019 Editors Radiology, Vascular Surgery Boston Scientific won FDA approval for its VICI VENOUS STENT for treating iliofemoral venous obstructive disease, a condition in which the veins in the pelvic region become blocked due to a clot or pressure from nearby anatomy, such as caused by May-Thurner syndrome. Because this stent is expected… Read More »