Join the race against the clock: Controlling for age in cardiovascular disease

The race against aging has already started. People who want part of this race see the limitless opportunities humans will have if aging is taken out of the equation. Humans will be able to live longer with their loved ones, go back to University when they are 70 years old to study this long-dreamed profession … Read more

An Interview with Dr. Ilana Kutinsky- Electrophysiologist and Cardiologist of the Apes

As a resident at Beaumont Hospital, I have the good fortune of working alongside some of the finest cardiologists in the country. I am constantly inspired by talent, innovation, and excellence in patient care. Dr. Ilana Kutinsky, associate professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, takes cardiology and commitment to health equity a … Read more

Women In Cardiology: A Mother’s Day Tribute to Women, Wives, Weekend Warriors, & Workaholics In Cardiology

*Buzz*. Most of us can relate to that alarm going off way earlier than we would like. Wake up, make coffee, throw the clothes in the washer or dryer, clean up the kitchen, put on your office attire or scrubs, and run out the door to start the day taking care of patients, reading nuclear … Read more

The Protective Role of Anti-Hypertension Medication Among Patients with Comorbidities for COVID-19 Outcomes

Millions of people around the world take Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) and Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) to manage hypertension, heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Concerns of ACEi and ARB potentially increasing the risk of COVID-19 illness severity and mortality among vulnerable populations heightened once scientists reported that risk factors for developing complications included … Read more

COVID-19 and Endothelial Cell Dysfunction

COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), represents a global health crisis. Cough, fever, and shortness of breath are the most common reported symptoms; however, neurological and gastroenterological manifestations can also be present1. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE-2) has been shown to act as a co-receptor to facilitate coronavirus entry by efficiently binding … Read more

PET or MRI, that is the question – Part 1

In our previous blogs, we discussed that doctors can diagnose Moyamoya disease using medical imaging systems, such as positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). But which one is better? According to some recent studies performed by Dr. Moss Zhao (AHA Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021) at Stanford University, MRI is better thanks to its … Read more

Is Breakfast Still the Most Important Meal of the Day?

“Breaking-fast,” or breakfast, has been endorsed as the most important meal of the day. Replenishing energy stores from overnight fasting boosts energy levels and cognitive function and helps control weight by minimizing fluctuations in blood glucose and preventing binge eating later in the day. But is this still the case today? Has the evolution in … Read more

What to look forward to at Vascular Discovery 2022

The primary goal of the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions is to provide a forum for the timely exchange of information about new and emerging scientific research in lipids and lipoproteins, arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology, genomics, precision medicine, peripheral vascular disease, and vascular surgery. This meeting is planned to kick-off on Thursday … Read more

Key Takeaways From the 2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure

What’s new in the treatment of heart failure? The 2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA Guideline for the Management was just released in the beginning of April! While much of the ground it covers might not seem particularly groundbreaking to anyone who has been paying attention to discussions on #MedTwitter, #CardioTwitter or the latest clinical trials over the last … Read more

The PATENS Trial: What does this mean for nitroglycerin in reducing radial artery occlusion?

Written by Aaysha Cader, MD, MRCP and Saidur Rahman Khan, MD, PhD Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh Transradial access (TRA) is gaining increasing popularity for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions globally. Radial Artery Occlusion (RAO) however, is the most frequent complication of transradial access. An occluded radial artery precludes its future use for … Read more